Emergency Preparedness in the Workplace
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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.
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.
Evacuation Plans and Procedures eTool
Guidance for retail businesses on implementing an emergency action plan. Also includes information on workplace evaluation, education and training.
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.
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
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.
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
Medline: Disaster Preparation and Recovery
Resources on disaster recovery for homes and businesses are provided on this website.