Powered by GoogleTranslate

UPDATES:

More...

Quick Links
Select a topic below to view related resources:

Strengthening Community Planning and Preparedness

Hazardous chemicals are located in many types of facilities, ranging from traditional chemical manufacturers, warehouses, and distributors, to facilities not typically considered part of the chemical industry, such as food processors, hospitals, and universities. Facilities storing and using hazardous chemicals are found in all types of communities. Communities need to know where hazardous chemicals are used and stored, how to assess the risks associated with those chemicals, and how to ensure community preparedness for incidents that may occur. Communities also need to take into consideration local geographic and socioeconomic issues and address the needs of sensitive populations. These steps require a sound preparedness process. Communities prepare by using a continuous cycle of planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising, evaluating, and correcting.


* Accessibility Assistance: Contact OSHA's Office of Communications at 202-693-1999 for assistance accessing PDF materials.

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close