NFMT Baltimore - Register now >
Firestone, click here...

Worker Safety: Key OSHA Regulations

By David A. Casavant December 2010 - Emergency Preparedness

While it is essential to identify the potential hazards second responders might face, the real benefit comes when managers and other planners can implement viable action steps aimed at reducing or eliminating the likelihood of these hazards. To do so, managers can implement several proactive measures during the planning phase and immediately following an emergency event.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has developed regulations that require employers to develop written emergency action plans —29 CFR 19 10.38, Employee Emergency Plans and Subpart E Appendix — that provide a minimal standard with which to start.

The National Fire Protection Association provides more detailed information in its Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs. A free copy of this document is available at www.nfpa.org/assets/files/pdf/nfpa1600.pdf.

Although the hard work of second responders often goes unseen by building occupants and is frequently overlooked by the general public and media, the nature of their work in emergency situations is essential for restoring facilities and operations.





Comments

Browse Articles

On FacilitiesNet: osha, worker safety, safety, disaster planning, emergency planning,

Find us on Google+

NFMT Baltimore - Register Today!


QUICK Sign-up - Membership Includes:

New Content and Magazine Article Updates
Educational Webcast Alerts
Building Products/Technology Notices
Complete Library of Reports, Webcasts, Salary and Exclusive Member Content

All fields are required.


click here for more member info.