EM 385 Guide: Facility or Construction Project Emergency Response
Anyone who works as a contractor with the US Army Corps of Engineers has to be familiar with the Safety and Health requirements mentioned in the EM 385-1-1 manual. Emergency Response Plan that addresses these issues:
- Determining operations that require hazardous substances
- Pre planning with emergency responders to determine their role and responsibilities
- Roles of personnel when it comes to communication, training and authority
- Determining personnel who will be responsible for responding to hazard substance releases
- Determining the likely scenarios that can lead to emergencies and difficult situations.
- Determining safe distances and refuges in case of emergencies. This includes identifying those locations in the ERP and training employees to seek them out.
- Determining likely emergency recognition and prevention plans.
- Determining if the facility can be secured and describing access controls during emergencies
- Determining evacuation routes and necessary health procedures.
- Determining decontamination procedures and describing those plans to personnel if they come in contact with leaking harmful substances.
- Mapping out escape routes and ensuring all personnel evacuate the area safely.