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S2.7 Emergency Preparedness

Requirement

Adopt an emergency preparedness plan that encompasses first aid, evacuation, and communication, among other things. Provide annual training on all elements of the plan. Appoint and support an emergency preparedness committee that would implement, maintain and update the plan. 

Applicability

Applies to business with 25 or more employees.

Documentation

The AA Report shall include a reference to the plan and statements that directly and clearly addressing the requirement.

Resources

A thorough discussion of emergency preparedness resources, including recommendations on how to create an emergency preparedness plan, is available at http://www.ready.gov/business

Also see https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3088.pdf for DOL/OSHA input on emergency preparedness and evacuations.

For a sample policy, see http://www.shrm.org/TemplatesTools/Samples/Policies/Pages/CMS_000587.aspx