Shop Safety Manual

17 Shop Safety E. Emergency Planning Planning for emergencies allows for communication of hazards through signage / postings and enables shop personnel to respond appropriately in emergency situations. Emergency Action Plan Each shop shall develop an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) that provides contact information and procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency such as: • fire • intruder • medical • severe weather • spill or release • utility outage • vandalism Post a shop specific Emergency Action Plan near the shop exit for easy access during an incident. The plan should be reviewed and updated annually. All shop users must be trained on the emergency action plan as part of the site specific training. Evacuation Procedures Aisles, exits, and clear access to emergency equipment must be maintained, to ensure the ability to respond in emergency situations. Post evacuation routes and meeting locations for emergencies such as fire, severe weather, and chemical spills. Building Evacuation Maps are available on the EH&S website. Identify building alarm pull station locations (fire alarm, chemical spill, severe weather). Shop employees must know how and when to activate alarms. Fire Emergencies Fire and evacuation alarms alert building occupants to life-threatening situations. LEAVE THE BUILDING IMMEDIATELY IF THERE IS A FIRE OR CHEMICAL ALARM! In the event of a fire Activate the alarm – If a fire has started, no matter how small, activate the alarm system with a fire alarm pull station to alert building occupants. Call 911 – Notify responders. The building alarm should initiate a