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It is good to plan for workplace emergencies because the more prepared you are the more likely you and your co-workers will respond correctly when you have to deal with one.

Does Oregon OSHA require your workplace to prepare an emergency plan? The answer depends on whether another Oregon OSHA standard requires you to prepare one. Sound like a Catch-22? Don't worry. These are the standards require emergency action plans.

  • Portable fire extinguishers - 437-002-0187
  • Fixed extinguishing systems – 1910.160
  • Fire detection systems – 1910.164
  • Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals – 1910.119
  • Hazardous waste operations and emergency response – 1910.120
  • Grain handling facilities – 1910.272
  • Methylenedianiline – 1910.1050
  • 1,3-butadiene – 1910.1051

Learn more about the requirements for emergency action plans in Oregon OSHA’s emergency action plan rule: 437-002-0042

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