About this course

This course is based on the publication, A Guide to Emergency Action Planning. The techniques and methodologies described in this course document are applicable to most areas in the United States.

All employers face the possibility of emergencies such as workplace fires, hazardous chemical releases, floods, explosions, hurricanes and tornadoes. The best defense against these hazards is to have an emergency action plan in place. When employees are trained for an emergency, the potential for injury, fatality and the liability to the employer are all decreased.

This guide aids employers by highlighting the requirements of many OSHA standards related to emergency planning and emergency situations. Through the completion of this course, an employer can determine if an emergency action plan is necessary, as well as how to better prepare in case an issue may arise. This course provides the most important recommendations and how to apply them to the situation at hand. With the proper application of these procedures, as well as consistent enforcement practices, it is likely that employees will know what to do in the event of an emergency.

This guide is intended to be consistent with all existing OSHA standards therefore, if an area of this course is considered by the reader to be inconsistent with OSHA, then the OSHA standard should be followed.

Understand the sources of work-related emergencies
Know if an emergency action plan is required
Understand specific OSHA and department of labor standards
Be better prepared in what to do in emergency situations

Intended Audience: This course is intended for all engineers whose job description may require a basic knowledge of emergency action planning procedures.

Publication Source: NC Dept of Labor

1 hour
Certificate of completion
Beginner level
No prerequisites
No preparation required
1 year access


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D. Allen Hughes, PE /AUTHOR

Mr. Hughes is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with BS and MS degrees in civil engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in NC, FL, GA and VA. He is also licensed as a Certified BMP inspector in North Carolina. Mr. Hughes began his engineering career in 1992, when he was employed by S&ME. In 1997 he established the geotechnical engineering firm Piedmont Geotechnical, Inc., PA, which he has managed since then. In 2006 he established D. Allen Hughes Engineering, Inc., which he also managed since then. Since then he has gained significant experience in the analysis, design, investigation, and testing of subsurface conditions, special inspections, BMP inspections, and residential and commercial 3rd party inspections.