OSHA Standards Emergency Preparedness Sensible and It’s the Law

September 20, 2022

Types : Bylined Articles

OSHA sums up emergency preparedness as follows:

Emergencies and disasters can strike anywhere and at any time bringing workplace injuries and illnesses with them. Employers and workers may be required to deal with an emergency when it is least expected and proper planning an emergency is necessary to respond effectively..

As OSHA directs, the best way to protect workers is to expect the unexpected and to carefully develop an emergency action plan to guide everyone in the workplace when immediate action is necessary. Of course, even the best plan is of no value if merely put on a shelf—planning, training, and practice in advance of an event help ensure that everyone knows what to do when an emergency occurs and provide the best shot at avoiding or reducing the risks of serious injury or damage.


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