Office of Emergency Management and Preparedness
Mission: To ensure that OSHA has the capabilities and technical expertise to fulfill its mission as the leader for protecting workers in emergency response and recovery operations. To provide leadership within the response community for the integration of worker safety and health into emergency preparedness and response activities.
- Develops policies, plans and procedures to support OSHA’s role in emergency response (Interagency Agreements, National/Regional Emergency Management Plans, etc.)
- Develops resources to assist emergency management professionals in incorporating worker safety and health in disaster planning and response.
- Develops training and resources to ensure OSHA staff are prepared and equipped to respond.
- Coordinates the preparedness and implementation of the Worker Safety and Health Support Annex under the National Response Framework [86 KB PDF, 8 pages].
- Represents the Department of Labor and OSHA in policy-level interagency emergency preparedness committees to elevate response and recovery worker issues during national policy-making processes. This includes serving as Co-Chair for the Worker Safety and Health Subcommittee of the National Response Team.
- Coordinates OSHA participation in emergency response exercises.
- Deploys staff to operational coordination centers during incidents and exercises.
- Manages OSHA’s Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) program.
Room N3655, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20210
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