Emergency Preparedness in the Workplace

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Jan 25, 2019
Recorded webinar: Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response for the Workplace: From awareness to action


This symposium was provided by OccHealthSci on Nov. 30, 2019 and approaches emergency management, disaster planning, and business continuity through a refreshing lens: psychology. Why is it that some organizations thrive, while others fail, when threatened with uncertainty? See the webinar recording here.

Source: OccHealthSci

Aug 18, 2017
Emergency Medical Services Workers: How Employers Can Prevent Injuries and Exposures


This fact sheet highlights results from a four-year study capturing data from EMS workers treated in emergency departments and provides recommendations for prevention.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 29, 2017
OSH Answers: First Aid


This section of OSH Answers, provided by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, addresses first aid requirements, documentation, sample checklists and more.

Source: CCOHS

Jan 29, 2017
Seasonal Flu


This page includes information on the basic precautions that should be used in all workplaces to prevent the spread of flu, and additional precautions that should be used in healthcare settings.

Source: OSHA

Jan 29, 2017
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: AEDs in the Workplace


Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are an important lifesaving technology and may have a role to play in treating workplace cardiac arrest.

Source: OSHA

Jan 29, 2017
Evacuation Plans and Procedures eTool


Guidance for retail businesses on implementing an emergency action plan. Also includes information on workplace evaluation, education and training.

Source: OSHA

Jan 29, 2017
Evacuation Planning Matrix


OSHA developed this Evacuation Planning Matrix to provide employers with planning considerations and on-line resources that may help employers reduce their vulnerability to a terrorist act or the impact of a terrorist release.

Source: OSHA

Jan 29, 2017
OSHA eTool: Incident Command System


An Incident Command System/Unified Command (ICS/UC) is an efficient on-site tool to manage all emergency response incidents, and UC is a necessary tool for managing multi-jurisdictional responses to oil spills or hazardous substance

Source: OSHA

Jan 29, 2017
Preparing the Workplace for Everyone: Accounting the Needs of People with Disabilities


This document represents a comprehensive template of guidelines to help federal agencies integrate the needs of workers with disabilities into emergency preparedness plans.

Source: DOL

Jan 29, 2017
Business & Industry Guide: Preparing Your Business For the Unthinkable


American Red Cross Ready Rating™, is a first-of-its-kind membership program designed to help businesses, organizations and schools become better prepared for emergencies.

Source: American Red Cross