Tenant Emergency Plans
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to have an emergency action plan which includes an evacuation plan. Furthermore, this plan must be in writing, kept in the workplace, and available to employees to review.
An emergency plan is essential to ensuring employees are prepared to react quickly and appropriately to any emergency. This plan should include the appointment of trained floor wardens (One per 7,500 SF) who know your organization’s emergency procedures, know their colleagues, and can help respond to emergencies.
Each tenant should include the following steps in their emergency planning process, and encourage their employees to do the same where appropriate.
Sign-up for emergency alerts.
Create a corporate emergency preparedness plan.
Create a personal response plan to share with family and friends. Visit www.ready.gov for a host of resources to develop your plan.
Practice and update plan at least annually.
Purchase or make disaster supply kit.
Office kit for office staff to access easily and quickly.
Car kit to keep in the trunk of a car.
Personal Go kit to keep in the office and at home.
Click on the links below to access a variety of resources that can aid your organization in preparing for an emergency.
Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Association
American Red Cross
Center for Diseases Control and Prevention Emergency Preparedness and Response
The following local media outlets will provide important information during an emergency situation:
WTOP Radio – 103.5 FM
The Washington Post:
NBC4 Channel 4
WJLA Channel 7
WUSATV Channel 9