EMERGENCY ACTION (EVACUATION) PLAN CHECKLIST
NMSU ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
Department: _________________________________ Evaluation Date: _________
__1. Is the Emergency Action Plan written? (1910.38(a)(1) (see EAP template - on EH&S website)
__ 2. Is the written plan accessible to employees? (a)(5)(iii)
__ 3. Are emergency escape procedures and emergency escape routes assigned? (a)(2)(i)
__4. Are procedures established to account for all employees after the emergency evacuation has been completed? (Designated gathering sites)(a)(2)(iii)
__5. Has an employee alarm system been established? Specific to a particular OSHA standard (29 CFR 1910.165)
__6. If an employee alarm system is used for other purposes, have distinctive signals for each purpose been developed? .165(b)(3)
__7. Has the employer designated and trained a sufficient number of persons to assist in the safe and orderly evacuation of employees (generally one warden per 20 employees)? (See Appendix to Subpart E - Means of egress, 3.)
___8. Has the employer reviewed the emergency action plan with each employee covered by the plan initially, and when the plan or the employees responsibilities under the plan change? .38(a)(5)(ii)
___9. Is the written plan kept at the workplace and available for employee review? .38(a)(4)(ii)
___10. Is the plan real or just a subterfuge to avoid compliance with 1910.120(q)?
___ Does the plan address emergencies that may reasonably expect in the workplace. Examples are: fire; chemical releases; tornadoes; floods; bomb or physical threats; and others. (1910.38)
___11. Does the employer intend to have employees handle incidental releases?
___If so, are the training, tools, equipment and PPE appropriate for handling small releases of the hazardous substance available in the work area?
__ 12. Are the evacuation routes & procedures developed, and do they work well with the methods developed for emergency alerting (sweeper, runner, PA system, phone tree) and the designation of places of refuge? .38(a)(2)(ii)
___ Are the meeting places specified in the Emergency Action Plan? .38(a)(2)(iii)
___13. Are the necessary shutdown procedures documented and detailed? .38(a)(2)(ii)
___14. The emergency evacuation routes are required to be posted, are the locations identified in the Emergency Evacuation Plan?
___15. Is the Building Monitor and the Emergency Action Coordinator identified?
___ Is there a procedure for contact between these individuals and Emergency Services (see phone tree)
___16. Are provisions in place to assist those individuals who may need assistance getting out?
___17. Is the 911 emergency telephone number identified in the plan?
___18. Has all building or departmental safety equipment (extinguishers, fire hoses, exit signs, emergency lab equipment, etc) been inspected, repaired or replaced as needed?
Reviewed by _____ Date: _____