Emergency Response Planning has taken on greater importance in the last several years as manufacturing technology has advanced with increased usage of chemicals and new processes. In addition, disasters such as Bhopal, India have created apprehension in the communities which are located near industrial plants. The necessity for adequate emergency response planning has been addressed by the Federal government with the recently-passed Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA). Emergency Response Planning will become an even more important issue in the future as manufacturing, technology, and residential communities try to peacefully coexist.
The purpose of Emergency Response Planning is essentially to protect the life, property, and the assets of the corporation.
The scope of the plan concerns the types of emergencies that the plan will address. By defining emergencies and developing responses or the “expected” situations which could arise, one is better suited to cope with the unexpected or unforeseeable.
Step 1: Read the Emergency Response Planning doc above
Step 2: Take a Self-Assessment on Crisis Management and Business Continuity Planning
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Step 3: Take this course on Emergency Response
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