Regulatory Requirement Summary

Emergency Action Standard – CCR Title 8 Section 3220 (GISO California OSHA) – 29 CFR 1910.38 (GISO Federal OSHA)

 Who does it apply to:

  • All employers with ten or more employees

Major Standard Requirements:

  • Fire and Life Safety Inspection
  • Written Policies and Procedures Development
  • (Incident Command System)
  • Designated Individual Training
    • (CPR/First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens*, Fire Extinguisher Use**, Facility Shut Down, HAZMAT Response, etc.)
  • Medical/Rescue/Emergency supplies and equipment required for first-aiders and rescue personnel
  • Initial Employee Orientation Training
  • Program Maintenance
    • Periodic Evacuation Drills (Recommend Quarterly)
    • Periodic Team Training

*            Must develop a Bloodborne Pathogens program as specified by CCR Title 8 Section 5193
**            All employees must participate in fire extinguisher training annually as specified by CCR Title 8 Section 6151 OR document in your Emergency Action Plan and enforce that ALL EMPLOYEES are to evacuate the facility in the event of a fire. No employee is to use a fire extinguisher.

Emergency Action Plan Documentation: (CCR Title 8 Section 3220)

This is the foundation of every company’s emergency action plan. The effectiveness of emergency response is everyone’s co-operation and assistance. Through the development of this document we will set the expectations and responsibilities of all personnel within your facility whether they are directly or indirectly assigned duties in the event of an emergency. Responsible Groups may include, but not be limited to, Incident Command, Facility Safety, First Aid response, Hazardous Material response, communications & recovery.

Fire Prevention Plan Documentation: (CCR Title 8 Section 3221)

Designed in concert with Emergency Action Plan. This is a required, proactive part of emergency preparedness. This plan will structure the inspection and abatement of fire related hazards within your facility. Personnel will be assigned duties within this plan.

Emergency Action Plan Implementation – Training for the designated individuals to help create a smoother transition for implementation of your program. This session involves all assigned personnel in a “round table” type setting to discuss their responsibilities, their concerns and potential modifications to the plan based on unrecognized hazards. We will also identify needs for additional emergency equipment and safety training. We will also help establish procedures for emergency drills and identify evacuation “Safe Zones”. Emergency Evacuation Map Development

Evacuation Map Development – OSTS can develop computer-designed maps of your facility which will display emergency equipment, routes of exit, Safe Zone(s), etc. We can develop maps free-hand draw or use electronic files of facility maps that you have already developed. Providing electronic files may reduce the overall cost of map development. Evacuation maps are NOT drawn to scale, they are drawn proportionally.

Emergency Action Plan Employee Orientation – Training for employees that are not assigned specific duties within the plan. Employees will be given an overview of the current plan of action and what is expected of them during a specific emergency (i.e. earthquake, fire, chemical release, etc.). Also, employees may be “Walked Through” their primary routes of exit and assembled at the safe zone (If time allows).