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Emergency planning and response

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

Oregon OSHA

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

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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

Print emergency essentials lists

3 minutes

Online Trainings

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.

1 minute


What to do following a severe or fatal workplace injury
Seek immediate medical attention and follow these simple steps.

When the power goes out

Winter injury prevention strategies
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
A bulletin with guidance on how to manage a flood in the workplace as well as information on recovering safely. 

Fire extinguisher training poster (Spanish) [11 x 17]

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

Wildfire smoke and your health (Oregon Health Authority)
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.