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According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), almost 40 percent of small businesses affected by natural disasters never reopen. But you can dramatically increase your company’s odds of surviving a disaster through planning and preparation.
Work-related hazards associated with emergencies include:
OSHA regulations related to emergency planning include those for exit routes, fire extinguishers, emergency action plans, fire prevention, and first aid. Workers who perform hazardous waste operations and emergency response activities must follow OSHA’s HAZWOPER rule (29 CFR 1910.120).