Emergency Planning and Response

Webster defines an emergency as an unforeseen combination of circumstances or the resulting state that calls for immediate action. An emergency can and does happen anywhere. Yet general businesses don’t put emergency pre-planning at the top of the list. We assume that if something happens, we call 911 and they will take care of it.
All industries whether they are the traditional manufacturers of large quantities of materials or the new goods and service industries have the survival of their enterprise in common. Competition has driven our industries from a market-reactive to aggressive proactive planning of manufacturing facilities, locations, and activities based on a number of fiscal parameters. This course provides a basic understanding of the fundamental industrial emergency preplanning and potential avoidance.
Attendees of this course will learn and practice skills necessary to select sections of their facility with highest potential risk and pre-plan them. Investigation of the hazards is the first step to eliminating them. The remainder of pre-planning is directed to optimization of response resources. Attendees are encouraged to bring facility information, layout, etc. for use as class projects.

Intended Audience:

This course is designed for supervisors, ESH professionals, facility engineering staff, safety committee members, and others who may respond to accidents or incidents, or who may be responsible for reporting on them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate their facility for emergency potential
  • Estimate resource needs required to reduce risk to acceptable levels
  • Conduct a needs based “GAP” analysis
  • Produce an integrated emergency response plan
  • Exercise to plan to improve it