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Emergency Preparedness: Strategies to Ensure Business Continuity and Worker Safety in the Wake of Disaster

Emergency Preparedness: Strategies to Ensure Business Continuity and Worker Safety in the Wake of Disaster

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Emergency Preparedness: Strategies to Ensure Business Continuity and Worker Safety in the Wake of Disaster

Live Webinar: Tuesday, September 5, 2017

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn how to develop emergency preparedness and evacuation plans to keep employees safe and prepare to get your business back up-and-running.



OSHA reports that nearly every business must have an emergency action plan (EAP) in place to ensure its employees can safely exit the facility in the event of an emergency. A comprehensive and successful EAP should also focus on operations recovery to ensure business continuity, which includes equipment water damage, losses of utility services, continuation of raw material delivery, and alternative manufacturing plans.

When developing an EAP, there are other important regulatory requirements that you need to consider and incorporate to ensure that your EAP is compliant. For example, there are specific training and documentation requirements you must meet to prove your EAP is up-to-speed with OSHA compliance when investigators come around.

Join us on September 5 to learn best practices for effective disaster response and business continuity planning. This in-depth training is designed to teach you how to meet OSHA requirements, keep workers safe, and get your businesses up and running again.

You’ll learn:

  • How to use a wide range of Federal Emergency Management Agency emergency- and evacuation-related resources
  • Mandatory EAP-related requirements found in OSHA standards section 1926.35 and 1910.38—and how they apply to your company
  • Typical EAP-related OSHA violations to avoid
  • Specific OSHA requirements that EAPs must meet
  • How to identify which types of emergencies to plan for
  • Examples of critical disruptions that could occur for your organization is affected by emergencies
  • Which departments to involve in developing your facility’s EAP
  • How to successfully involve management, line supervisors, and employees in the EAP
  • Signs that a written EAP falls short of meeting OSHA requirements for documentation
  • Training that should be included in the EAP
  • What an acceptable “means of egress” really means
  • Tips for assessing whether employees have been successfully evacuated
  • Tips for developing evacuation and exit routes
  • How to develop adequate procedures for reporting emergencies
  • How often to review your EAP to meet OSHA requirements

About Your Presenter:

Jeff HowellJeff Howell
Safety Advocate
Assurance

Jeff Howell is a safety advocate at Assurance. He retired as fire chief after nearly 30 years in fire service, and is an expert in fire safety standards and emergency planning programs. He has a wealth of knowledge and a high degree of hazard recognition to aid risk management efforts. He provides clients with practical, effective approaches to safely minimize risk. He is passionate about reducing loss by controlling hazards and working to create a safer work environment for employees.

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