Emergency Action Plans for Office Employees


Emergency events can happen any place, any time. Many facilities are required to have a written emergency action plan, and must train employees over that plan. These plans, however, can often be long and detailed, covering many different types of emergencies, which can make it difficult for employees to understand the context of various policies and procedures, and how their individual role fits into the larger plan. This awareness-level course will provide a general overview of emergency action plans and standard actions for employees to take during different types of emergencies. The course includes information about different types of alarm signals, common features of an emergency evacuation, and the proper circumstances and methods for using a portable fire extinguisher. This course is designed for all office workers. While this course addressed OSHA training requirements, there may be a site-specific training component required that must be fulfilled by an employer. This course is presented in English and Spanish.