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					                                                   Emergency Procedures

Emergency procedures should be established for collapses of structures, fire,
explosions, critical injury, and toxic spill or release.

Slow response, lack of resources, or absence of trained personnel can lead to chaos in
an emergency. To minimize losses, especially fatalities and injuries, personnel must
know their responsibilities, know the procedures to follow, and be able to communicate
in an emergency.

Follow these steps in developing the plan for emergency procedures.

      1.   List possible areas where emergencies such as fire, explosion, structural
           collapse, or chemical spills might occur.

      2.   For each type of hazard, identify the possible results – fatalities, injuries,
           structural or environmental damage.

      3.   Determine the required response, such as rescue, fire fighting, or
           evacuation. The response plan must include step-by-step procedures and
           control measures for each type of emergency.

      4.   Determine what resources, including rescue equipment and medical
           supplies, should be on hand to deal with specific emergencies.

      5.   Determine the training required for effective response to emergencies.
                     First Aid and Medical Services

First aid and medical services must meet the minimum requirements
under the applicable regulations.

Employees must know

         Where to find first aid stations.
         How to identify qualified first aiders.
         The procedures for transporting injured workers.
         Who will provide first aid training and who has a valid first aid
          certificate.
         How to record injuries and illness.

				
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