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Planning for Emergencies


For Small Business

National Safety Council Mission


The mission of the National Safety Council is to educate and influence people to prevent accidental injury and death.

Safety & Logistics


Emergency procedures and exits Starting and ending times Breaks and lunch Tobacco policy Rest and break rooms telephones Electronic devices

Medical concerns
Participation, attendance, certificates
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Module (Introduction) Objectives


Identify a learning goal/expectation. Recognize course goals, learning path, and structure and purpose of the PG (including the Tools and Resources) Rate your [basic] business readiness in case of an emergency. Recognize the potential impact of an effective emergency plan. Assess your facilitys experience with emergencies. Recognize:
Key terms Goals for emergency planning Emergency management considerations Cost to develop a plan OSHA requirements

4 steps in the emergency planning process

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Activity: Readiness Assessment


1. Using the Readiness Assessment, answer questions (Yes, No, or Unsure) pertaining to your business readiness (level of preparedness) in case of an emergency/disaster. 2. Calculate your results and check the corresponding rating. 3. Share your Readiness Assessment results during introductions.

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Activity: Introductions
1. Prepare to introduce yourself name, industry/business, size of your business, and job/type of work. 2. Identify reason(s) for attending this training program (learning goal). 3. Introduce yourself briefly, highlighting points above and results of your Readiness Assessment.

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Program Goals
You will be able to implement an effective emergency action planning process and create a plan for your business. Based on best practices and OSHA requirements for emergency action planning, focus on a 4-step process and elements for handling emergencies in the workplace.
1. Get Started Establish a Planning Team 2. Analyze Capabilities, Risks, and Vulnerabilities 3. Develop the Plan 4. Implement the Plan

Address types of emergencies, planning guidelines, and planning priorities.

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Agenda

Planning for Emergencies Agenda


Program Introduction Module 1: Get Started Establish a Planning Team Module 2: Analyze Capabilities, Risks, and Vulnerabilities Module 3: Develop the Plan Module 4: Implement the Plan

Conclusion

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Video: Why Are We Here?


What would you do if an emergency earthquake, fire, building/bridge collapsed, or pandemic happened where you were at 9 AM tomorrow?
Watch a short video on emergencies as you take a few minutes to consider the answer to this question.

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Activity: Preparing Your Business for Any Emergency


1. Consider the perspective of your business in regard to ANY emergency as you read the questions. 2. Answer/discuss each question. Take notes in the space provided. 3. Prepare to share your responses with other participants.

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Scope of Workplace Emergencies


Threat Criminal Act Emergency Crisis Disaster Hazard Risk Vulnerability RVA Fire Natural (Weather-Related) Disasters Medical Emergencies Hazardous Material Emergencies

Workplace Violence/ Intruders


Intentional Emergencies or Disasters

Capability
Capability Analysis

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Goals of Emergency Planning


Protect employees/your facility and develop a plan to resume operations if a facility is damaged or destroyed.
Lessen potential for loss of life and property by anticipating emergencies.

Protect employees, customers, and business.


Assist employees in understanding their responsibilities and those of co-workers.

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Intro to the 4-Step Emergency Planning Process

Step 4 Implement the Plan

Step 1 Get Started Establish a Planning Team

Step 3 Develop the Plan

Step 2 Analyze Capabilities, Risks, & Vulnerabilities

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Emergency Management
Need authority to create a plan and CEO commitment to make emergency management part of corporate culture. If you already have a plan, use this program as a resource to assess and update your plan. Emergency management is a dynamic process.
Planning, training, conducting drills, testing equipment and coordinating activities with the community are important. Requires upper management support. CEO sets tone.

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The Case for Emergency Management


Helps companies fulfill moral AND social responsibility. Facilitates compliance with regulatory requirements. Enhances ability to recover from financial losses, regulatory fines, market share loss, equipment damages, or products or business interruption. Reduces exposure to civil or criminal liability. Enhances a companys image and credibility.

May reduce your insurance premiums.

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Costs to Develop an Emergency Plan


Determine what recommendations will cost
No Cost More than $250 More than $1,000

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OSHA Requirements Related to Emergencies


Exit routes, emergency action plans, and fire prevention plans (29 CFR 1910.33-1910.39) Fire brigades (29 CFR 1910.156) Hazardous waste operations and emergency response (29 CFR 1910.120)

Respiratory protection (29 CFR 1910.134)


Permit-required confined spaces (29 CFR 1910.146) Bloodborne pathogens (29 CFR 1910.1030)

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