Emergencies can strike anytime and anywhere, causing your business to evacuate in a moment’s notice. Is your facility prepared? A disorganized evacuation can be chaotic, resulting in confusion, injury, or property damage. The best way an organization can protect themselves in an emergency is by being adequately prepared to respond.

You should first consider what kind of potential emergencies could hit your facility. What toxic chemicals are being stored? Is the region known for flash floods? Are there any fire hazards that have yet to be addressed? Identify the sources of these emergencies, think about worst-case scenarios, brainstorm how you and your employees would respond.

There are several components to planning for emergency evacuation, such as:

  • Emergency Action Plans: OSHA strongly recommends organizations have a documented EAP with an evacuation policy and designated employee roles. An EAP should also include route assignments and escape procedures on floor plans or maps.
  • Safety Signs: In an emergency, people panic and can easily forget where exits or emergency supplies are. Post easy-to-read safety signs directing people to first aid kits or evacuation routes as a helpful reminder.
  • Photoluminescent/Glow-in-the-dark tape: For a lights-out emergency, use glow-in-the-dark tape to create exit routes that will glow brightly for several hours. You can also find floor tape, signs, and even handrail tape made from the same glowing material.

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