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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

  • Brochures/Guides
  • Checklists
  • Fact sheets
    • Fire extinguishers, portable
      Reviews full and partial exemptions to fire extinguisher rules, as well as extinguisher selection and inspections, and required employee training.
      English  06/12/2023
    • Medical emergencies and rural agricultural Employers
      Agricultural employers in rural areas often face additional challenges during emergencies. Issues such as distance to emergency medical services, fewer (or less maintained) roads, and little or no cellphone service can make emergencies more difficult, especially when accessing care for sick or injured workers. This fact sheet provides employers with information to help create a strong emergency medical plan.
      English  02/02/2022
  • Forms
  • Labels and stickers
  • References
    • Oregon Integrated Contingency Plan and Guidance Outline
      This single-facility response plan is only for accidental releases or spills of oil and non-radiological hazardous substances
      English  04/27/2012
    • Rules with requirements
      We get many calls and emails from employers asking the same question. It begins: “Which of your rules have requirements for…” You can finish the sentence with words like “recordkeeping,” “employee training,” and “written documents.” To answer those questions, we’ve organized these rules requirements into a filterable, sortable, searchable table.
      English  05/10/2019

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