Emergency planning and response

Stuff happens. And sometimes stuff happens at workplaces. You can’t predict them, but you can prepare for them.

5 to stay alive: at work 
Gathering the supplies you'll need in an emergency doesn't have to be complicated. Start with these five essentials-for work, home, car, and school.
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At Work
At home
In your car
At School

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Oregon OSHA

Visit the Oregon OSHA website to learn more about emergency planning, including:

Online training
How to deal with smoke from Oregon wildfires
Smoke from Oregon wildfires can have a major impact on your business and your employees. Here's what you can do to minimize the effects of wildfire smoke.
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What to do following a severe or fatal workplace injury [PDF]
Seek immediate medical attention and follow these simple steps.

Winter injury prevention strategies [PDF]
Cold weather brings potential injuries - use this checklist for your workplace, your employees, and your vehicles to minimize injury risks from winter weather.

Critical steps for flooding in the workplace [PDF]
A bulletin with guidance on how to manage a flood in the workplace as well as information on recovering safely. 

Prepare your business for wildfire season [PDF]
This handout provides guidance for protecting your workers and your business from wildfire smoke exposure.

Wildfire smoke and your health (Oregon Health Authority) [PDF]
This handout includes strategies for limiting exposure to wildfire smoke along with several frequently asked questions on the topic.

Earthquakes (Oregon Office of Emergency Management)
This page offers helpful information on staying safe during earthquakes at work and at home while providing resources to prepare for an event.

Emergency planning resources (FEMA/Ready Campaign)
Be prepared for any emergency.

Emergency preparedness and response (OSHA)
This resource provides key workplace information on emergency incidents from natural disasters to pandemics and everything in between.

Evacuation plans and procedures eTool (OSHA)
Learn how to implement an emergency action plan to comply with regulatory emergency standards.

Video library
5 to stay alive: Assembling an emergency response kit

Gathering the supplies you’ll need in an emergency doesn’t have to be complicated. Start with these five essentials—for work, home, car, and school—then expand on your kits as time allows.

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5 to stay alive: at work (0:40)
5 to stay alive: at home (0:40)
5 to stay alive: in your car (0:40)
5 to stay alive: at school (0:40)

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Print emergency essentials lists.

DVD (no streaming available)

  • Emergency evacuations: getting out alive | GENSAFE-60 (English/Spanish/Portuguese/French)
    15 minutes | In an emergency situation, survival hinges on adequate training, prepa … Read more
  • Fire extinguishers: how and when to use them | FIRE-02
    16 minutes | This program stresses the importance of making the right decisions whe … Read more
  • Fire extinguishers: ready to respond | FIRE-03
    13 minutes | Every year fires in the workplace cause thousands of employee injuries … Read more
  • Fire in the workplace | FIRE-05
    18 minutes | Minimize fire hazards with this DVD. It provides your employees with e … Read more
  • Fire safety (safety in 8) | FIRE-06 (English/Spanish/Portuguese)
    8 minutes | Snuff out fire hazards now! This important program explains how fires … Read more


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