Evacuation Planning Matrix
Evacuation Planning Matrix - Appendix B
Evacuation Planning Matrix Checklist Resources
The following is a list of the on-line resources identified throughout the Evacuation Planning Matrix. It is not an exhaustive list of the on-line resources available.
Building Protection and Shelter-in-Place Resources
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) publication, Protecting Building Environments from Airborne Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Attacks, provides information about physical security and design options for protecting building intakes.
The U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (SBCCOM) Homeland Defense webpage, Basic Information on Building Protection, provides information about protecting building ventilation systems.
The National Institute for Chemical Studies document, Shelter In Place at Your Office [PDF*], provides guidance for developing a sheltering plan.
Emergency Planning Resources
OSHA's Evacuation Plans and Procedures e-Tool assists employers develop and implement an Emergency Action Plan.
OSHA's Small Business Training Handbook, Emergency Preparedness Chapter identifies and explains the elements of an emergency action plan and other important emergency planning topics for small businesses. It includes training resources.
Oregon OSHA's publication Expecting the Unexpected: What to consider in planning for workplace emergencies [PDF*] is an effective workplace emergency planning guide.
The Canadian Center for Occupational Safety and Health webpage on Emergency Planning provides general planning information and additional resources.
The Office for Domestic Preparedness Clearinghouse (The Department of Justice) offers written resources for planning and preparedness.
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.
Hazard Communication Resources
OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) identifies regulatory requirements for evaluating and communicating the hazards associated with chemicals and their use in the workplace. It includes information and training requirements for employees that may be exposed to chemicals in the workplace.
Other On-line Resources
OSHA's Recommendations for Handling Mail, which is geared toward reducing the potential for anthrax spore contamination through the mail, but it provides useful general mail handling guidelines and additional resources.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI's) poster [PDF*] highlights suspicious package characteristics.
Pennsylvania's Homeland Security webpage contains a list of suspicious activities, individuals, and devices.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's website provides employer resources for addressing ADA requirements in private workplaces, including Enforcement Guidance on Reasonable Accomodations.
Emergency Alarm System Resources
OSHA's standard on Employee Alarm Systems (29 CFR 1910.165) provides regulatory requirements for employee alarm systems.
An OSHA Interpretive Letter about Employee Alarm Systems discusses alarm system requirements and employee training related to alarm systems.
An OSHA Interpretive Letter clarifying regulatory requirements for employee alarm systems.
Emergency Response Resources
OSHA's Emergency Response Technical Links webpage.
Appendix D, Section II. E of CPL 2-2.59A, OSHA's compliance directive for HAZWOPER paragraph (q) provides more information about training requirements.
Personal 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 Personal Protective Equipment Technical Links webpage provides links to resources that discuss PPE selection, use, regulatory compliance, and employee training.
State and Local Response Organization Resources
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) database of Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) provides contact information for each LEPC.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) State Offices and Agencies of Emergency Management webpage provides state-by-state contacts, websites, and emergency planning information and resources.
Workplace Risk Assessment Resources
The State of South Carolina's Best Practices Workplace Security or (for chemical facilities)
The National Institute of Justice's (NIJ) Chemical Facility Vulnerability Assessment Methodology
The American Chemical Council's (ACC) publications New Prioritization Tool for Chemical Facility Security [DOC*] and Guide to Site Security in the US Chemical Industry provide guidance on safety and security for chemical facilities.
EPA's Chemical Accident Prevention: Site Security [PDF*] provides similar information.
American Institute of Chemical Engineer's (AICHE) Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) webpage Security Vulnerability Analysis provides directions for obtaining "Guidelines for Analyzing and Managing the Security Vulnerabilities at Fixed Chemical Sites."