Friday, July 13, 2012

OSHA Wildfire Tips

Unfortunately, it often takes a devastating event like the recent Colorado wildfires to remind the public how quickly disaster can strike. To lessen damage and fatalities in future wildfire disasters, OSHA offers wildfire preparedness tips and evacuation plans for workers. According to the Administration, it is essential to discuss in advance what conditions will activate the plan and who will be in charge. Plans should be reviewed with all employees, and any necessary training should be administered. In the event that there is not enough time to evacuate or if workers are caught in circumstances where they cannot follow the evacuation plan, FEMA offers guidance on what to do during a wildfire if in a vehicle, in a residence or out in the open. For more information on how communities can prepare, click here