OSHA Emergency Action Plan


Does the plan consider all potential natural or man-made emergencies that could disrupt your workplace?

Does the plan consider all potential internal sources of emergencies that could disrupt your workplace?

Does the plan consider the impact of these internal and external emergencies on the workplace's operations and is the response tailored to the workplace?

Does the plan contain a list of key personnel with contact information as well as contact information for local emergency responders, agencies and contractors?

Does the plan contain the names, titles, departments, and telephone numbers of individuals to contact for additional information or an explanation of duties and responsibilities under the plan?

Does the plan address how rescue operations will be performed?

Does the plan address how medical assistance will be provided?

Does the plan identify how or where personal information on employees can be obtained in an emergency?


Does the plan identify the conditions under which an evacuation would be necessary?

Does the plan identify a clear chain of command and designate a person authorized to order an evacuation or shutdown of operations?

Does the plan address the types of actions expected of different employees for the various types of potential emergencies?

Does the plan designate who, if anyone, will stay to shut down critical operations during an evacuation?

Does the plan outline specific evacuation routes and exits and are these posted in the workplace where they are easily accessible to all employees?

Does the plan address procedures for assisting people during evacuations, particularly those with disabilities or who do not speak English?

Does the plan identify one or more assembly areas (as necessary for different types of emergencies) where employees will gather and a method for accounting for all employees?

Does the plan address how visitors will be assisted in evacuation and accounted for?


Does the plan identify a preferred method for reporting fires and other emergencies?

Does the plan describe the method to be used to alert employees, including disabled workers, to evacuate or take other action?


Does the plan identify how and when employees will be trained so that they understand the types of emergencies that may occur, their responsibilities and actions as outlined in the plan?

Does the plan address how and when retraining will be conducted?

Does the plan address if and how often drills will be conducted?


Overall Recommendations

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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.