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Emergency Preparedness

Fire and Explosion Planning Matrix

On-line Resources

The following is a list of the on-line resources identified throughout the Fire and Explosion Planning Matrix. It is not an exhaustive list of the on-line resources available.

Fire Prevention and Fire Safety Resources

Personnel Protective Equipment Resources

OSHA's standards for Personal Protective Equipment (29 CFR 1910 Subpart I) identify the general and equipment-specific regulatory requirements for personal protective equipment. Includes: General PPE Requirements (29 CFR 1910.132), Eye and Face Protection (29 CFR 1910.133), Respiratory Protection (29 CFR 1910.134), Head Protection (29 CFR 1910.135), Foot Protection (29 CFR 1910.136), and Hand Protection (29 CFR 1910.138)

OSHA's Safety and Health Topics: Personal Protective Equipment webpage provides links to resources that discuss PPE selection

State plan States. Contact Information to obtain additional information about equivalent State plan standards, requirements, and guidance.

Emergency Planning Resources

OSHA's Compliance Directive CPL 2-1.037 - Compliance Policy for Emergency Action Plans and Fire Prevention Plans

OSHA's Emergency Action Plan Standard (29 CFR 1910.38)

OSHA's Evacuation Plan and Procedures e-Tool assists employers develop and implement an Emergency Action Plan

OSHA's Small Business Training Handbook, Emergencsmally Preparedness Chapter identifies and explains the elements of an emergency action plan and other important emergency planning topics for small businesses, including training resources

OSHA's Evacuation Planning Matrix provides information about reviewing an existing EAP for terrorist releases of chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear material

Oregon OSHA's publication Expecting the Unexpected: What to consider in planning for workplace emergencies* (2,320Kb PDF) is an effective workplace emergency planning guide

OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (29 CFR 1910.120), covering emergency response to and clean-up of hazardous substance releases

FEMA's Emergency Management Guide for Businesses

State plan States. Contact Information to obtain additional information about equivalent State plan standards, requirements, and guidance.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Enforcement Guidance on Reasonable Accommodations provides employer resources for addressing ADA requirements in private workplaces, including Enforcement Guidance on Reasonable Accommodations

The Job Accommodation Network's publication Emergency Evacuation Procedures for Employees with Disabilities provides planning information and resources on emergency procedures for employees with disabilities


* Accessibility Assistance: Contact OSHA's Directorate of Enforcement Programs at (202) 693-2129 for assistance accessing PDF materials.

All other documents, that are not PDF materials or formatted for the web, are available as Microsoft Office® formats and videos and are noted accordingly. If additional assistance is needed with reading, reviewing or accessing these documents or any figures and illustrations, please also contact OSHA's Directorate of Enforcement Programs at (202) 693-2129.

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