News Release USDL: 95-279
Friday, July 21, 1995
CONTACT: Edwin Bowers, (202) 219-8615
OSHA Issues Revised Edition Of Booklet On How To Prepare For
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has
released the latest edition of its booklet on how to prepare for
workplace emergencies. The booklet gives an overview of the basic
steps businesses can take to handle emergencies in the workplace.
Such emergencies include accidental releases of toxic gases,
chemical spills, fires, explosions, and bodily harm and trauma
caused by workplace violence.
"How to Prepare for Workplace Emergencies" (OSHA 3088) is
designed to assist small businesses that do not employ safety and
health professionals on a full time basis, but any size company
should find it useful. The guidelines include training plans,
communications, setting up a chain of command, creating or having
access to emergency response teams, having a means of accounting
for personnel after an emergency, medical assistance, security,
and personal protection.
The booklet also includes new sections on available OSHA
services such as free onsite consultation, training and
education, and information.
A single free copy of the booklet may be obtained by sending
a self-addressed label to the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA/OSHA
Publications, P.O. Box 37535 Washington, DC 20013-7535.
Telephone (202) 219-4667, Fax (202) 219-9266.
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