Does your Emergency Action Plan provide for your employees in the event of a plant evacuation?

A northern Kentucky food processing plant experienced an ammonia leak that forced the evacuation of about 160 workers. The employees sat in groups on the lawn outside the building waiting to get belongings like car keys for nearly 11 hours.

I have heard variations on this story dozens of times. Has your Emergency Action Plan considered what you will need to provide for your employees if such an event happens at your facility? Bathrooms, Food, Shelter, Water, Cooling and Air Conditioning are not easy to come by without proper planning.

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PSM / RMP Compliance Consultant
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