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Making an Emergency Action Plan
Emergencies can happen at any time, so it is important to prepare for the unexpected. The purpose of an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is to facilitate and organize employer and employee action during workplace emergencies.
This Emergency Action Plan will cover essential elements, such as evacuation procedures and workplace emergency escape route assignments, procedures to account for all employees after an emergency evacuation has been completed, and means of reporting fires and other workplace emergencies.
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Use the Emergency Action Plan document if:
Confusion during an unexpected emergency can make a situation worse and put lives at risk. Creating an Emergency Action Plan will ensure that employees are informed of the proper procedures to take when an emergency happens, ensuring that their safety is of the utmost concern.
Other names for this document: Business Emergency Plan