Introduction to the Emergency
Action Plan Expert System
An emergency action plan
(EAP) is a written document required by particular OSHA
standards. The purpose of an EAP is to facilitate and
organize employer and employee actions during workplace
emergencies. The elements of the plan must include, but
are not limited to:
This expert system will help you
to create a simple EAP. This basic plan will be adequate
for needs of many small and medium-sized entities. This
basic plan may not be adequate for large establishments
or those with more significant hazards. Users
in such establishments should consider the special characteristics
of their workplaces. Users can supplement this basic plan
to address any situations that require special attention.
- Evacuation procedures and emergency escape route
- Procedures to be followed by employees who remain
to operate critical plant operations before they evacuate.
- Procedures to account for all employees after an
emergency evacuation has been completed.
- Rescue and medical duties for those employees who
are to perform them.
- Means of reporting fires and other emergencies.
- Names or job titles of persons who can be contacted
for further information or explanation of duties under
Most small and medium-sized entities will get their basic
plans from this system in 10 to 15 minutes.
Please remember that this system does not save the plan
it helps you to write, so you should save and/or print
your plan when it is completed.
This OSHA Expert only provides information based on Federal
OSHA Emergency Action Plan requirements. If you are covered
by a state OSHA plan you may need to contact your
local state OSHA office.
visit the OSHA
Expert User Guide to obtain further instruction.