Emergencies & the Workplace

September brought a host of natural disasters in California, from raging fires to power outages to earthquakes. And there are still other types of disasters that could potentially happen, including floods, mudslides, chemical spills, and even terrorist attacks.

Cal/OSHA requires all California employers to have an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) designating what employers and employees must do to protect themselves. If you have 10 or more employees, the plan must be in writing. Employers with fewer than 10 employees may communicate the plan verbally to employees without needing to maintain a written plan.

To obtain guidance on minimum EAP and Fire Prevention requirements, or download EAP templates for use, visit the LADS Member Resources page. (Member login required)