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To report an emergency, file a complaint with OSHA or ask a safety and health question, call 1-800-321-6742 (OSHA).

This eTool* will help small, low-hazard service or retail businesses implement an emergency action plan, and comply with OSHA's emergency standards.

Businesses that deal with hazardous substances (such as Ethylene Oxide, Methylenedianiline, or Butadiene), or that are subject to the provisions of the Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals, Hazardous Waste Operations, or Grain Handling standards may also need to develop an emergency action plan in compliance with 29 CFR 1910.38(a). However, these businesses are beyond the scope of this eTool.

See OSHA's Workers' Rights page for more information on rights and protections.

*eTools are stand-alone, interactive, highly illustrated web-based training tools on occupational safety and health topics. Some use expert system modules, which enable users to answer questions and receive reliable advice on how OSHA regulations apply to their work site. Some provide guidance information for developing a comprehensive safety and health program and include other recommended practices that often go beyond specific OSHA requirements. As indicated in the disclaimer, eTools do not create new OSHA requirements.