Evacuation Planning Matrix
Evacuation Planning Matrix - Appendix A
Does Your Facility Need an Emergency Action Plan?
This checklist is provided only to identify an employer's need to develop an emergency action plan in compliance with the Emergency Action Plan standard (29 CFR 1910.38). It does not alert you to other OSHA standards that may be associated with your emergency plan or to the additional OSHA standards that apply to your facility.
|Are fire extinguishers provided in the workplace?|
|Are the fire extinguishers intended for employee use?|
|Will any of your employees be required to evacuate the workplace?|
|If you answered "no" to either of the first two or "yes" to all three questions then you are required to develop an EAP. Otherwise, you should continue with the questions in the table below.|
|Does your facility use a total flooding extinguishing system that provides any one of the following design concentrations:
|Does your facility use a fire detection system with alarms or devices that are delayed by more than 30 seconds for reasons other than a total flooding extinguishing system listed above?|
|Are you required to comply with 29 CFR 1910.119 Process Safety Management?|
|Are you required to comply with 29 CFR 1910.272 Grain Handling Facilities?|
|Are you required to comply with 29 CFR 1910.1047 Ethylene Oxide?|
|Are you required to comply with 29 CFR 1910.1050 Methylenedianiline?|
|Are you required to comply with 29 CFR 1910.1051 1,3-Butadiene?|
Do you plan to evacuate all of your employees and to rely on an outside party to provide emergency response to a hazardous substance release?
Note: If a hazardous substance emergency could occur at your facility and you plan to have any of your employees participate in the emergency response, you are required to have an emergency response plan consistent with 29 CFR 1910.120(q) (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response).
|If you answered "YES" to any one of the questions above, you are required to develop an emergency action plan in compliance with the Emergency Action Plan standard (29 CFR 1910.38).|
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides guidance to help employers develop emergency action plans. Some of these resources are the non-mandatory Appendix to Subpart E - Means of Egress and Chapter 10, Emergency Preparedness and Response, of the Small Business Outreach Training Program.