Emergency Response Planning outlines the essential roles of corporate and municipal managers and demonstrates the importance of their relationships with federal, state, and local government agencies as well as public and private community sectors. Author Paul Erickson, one of the leading experts in the field, focuses on proactively planning for emergencies, particularly in the recognition and advance coordination of response to incidents instead of simply implementing emergency measures. The book is broken out into three sections. Section 1 outlines the overall scope of comprehensive emergency planning and discusses in detail the major elements that must be addressed in an Emergency Response Plan. Section 2 examines the types of hazards and risks faced by emergency response personnel, as well as the public, in typical emergencies, and provides specific recommendations regarding the immediate and long-term health and safety of emergency response personnel. Section 3 discusses a range of issues that must be given special attention in the development and implementation of any emergency response plan including: hazard and risk reduction, decontamination, data and information management, monitoring strategies and devices, terrorism, and the training of emergency response personnel.

Key Features

* Helps you to develop and implement an Emergency Response Plan * Provides specific recommendations regarding the immediate and long-term health and safety of emergency response personnel * End of Chapter summaries and questions provide concise information on learning objectives and a review of important concepts


PRIMARY MARKET: Graduate and undergraduate students studying emergency planning, management, and response; security, disaster recovery, loss prevention, and business continuity professionals and consultants; municipal managers involved in emergency planning and response; corporate risk management/hazard professionals. SECONDARY MARKET: Industrial health and safety consultants, industrial health and safety academic programs, Federal, state and local emergency response authorities.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Overview of Emergency Planning and Management Chapter 1: Scope of Emergency Planning and Management • Introduction • Key Elements of Emergency Response Programs • Extended Partnerships • Proactive and Reactive Dimensions • Summary and Topics for Discussion Chapter 2: Essentials of Holistic Planning and Management • Introduction • Scope of Pragmatic Emergency Planning • Hazard and Risk Assessment • On- and Off-Site Management • Authority and Responsibility • Communication and Information Processing • Provisions and Support • Medical Treatment and Surveillance • Remediation and Review • Summary and Topics for Discussion Chapter 3: The Emergency Response Plan • Introduction • Contents of Plan • Testing and Revision of Plan • Implementation of Plan and Oversight • Summary and Topics for Discussion Section 2: Hazard and Risk Management Chapter 4: Physical and Chemical Hazards • Introduction • Structural, Material, and Operational Sources of Hazards • Physical, Chemical, and Biological Hazards • Hazard Evaluation and Mitigation • Consolidation of Relevant Technical Information • Summary and Topics for Discussion Chapter 5: Biohazards • Introduction • Bloodborne Pathogens • Universal Precautions • Exposure Control Plan • Other Pathogens • Summary and Topics for Discussion Chapter 6: Medical Surveillance • Introduction • Surveillance


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About the author

Paul Erickson

Affiliations and Expertise

New England Research, Inc., Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.A.