Emergencies

 

A workplace emergency is an unforeseen situation that threatens your employees, customers, or the public; disrupts or shuts down your operations; or causes physical or environmental damage. The nature of the workplace emergency depends on a number of factors, including the location of the business and the type of activities conducted by the business.

The best way to protect your business and employees is to expect the unexpected and develop an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) to guide you when immediate action is necessary. This section will provide guidance on how to develop an EAP, how to evacuate your employees in the event of an emergency, and how to create a business continuity plan to help protect against significant financial loss.

Emergencies may be natural or manmade and include the following:

Floods

Floods

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Hurricanes

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Tornadoes

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Fires

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Toxic gas releases

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Chemical spills

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Radiological accidents

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Explosions

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Civil disturbances

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Workplace violence resulting in bodily harm and trauma


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