Emergency Response Planning

Emergency Response Planning

For Corporate and Municipal Managers

1st Edition - January 12, 1999

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  • Author: Paul Erickson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080505619

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Emergencies wreak havoc on businesses and governments on a daily basis. Whether it is a hurricane pounding a coastal community, a terrorist attack on a company's headquarters, or a hazardous chemical spill at a local school, the results can be loss of life, health, and property. How can you prevent or reduce the effects of such occurrences? By planning ahead.Emergency Response Planning is designed to help corporate and municipal managers quickly understand their roles in proactive and reactive emergency management. Author Paul Erickson shows how to develop partnerships with federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as community groups in order to prevent, prepare for, and respond to natural disasters and manmade emergencies.Emergency Response Planning provides essential information to help you comply with government regulations, design an emergency response plan, train personnel, use the proper safety equipment, safeguard information systems, and resume normal operations after an emergency as quickly as possible. It will also help consultants design emergency response plans for their clients, and provide practical information for students studying business continuity and emergency issues.

Key Features

Is an important resource for:

  • Corporate and municipal managers involved in emergency management
  • Organizational safety committee members
  • Industrial health and safety consultants and their clients
  • Graduate and undergraduate students studying emergency response issues
  • Outlines both proactive and reactive strategies to reduce risk to human life, health, and property
  • Describes how to form effective partnerships with government agencies and community support resources
  • Defines the roles of corporate and municipal managers, planning team members, and response personnel
  • Explains regulations and guidelines from key agencies including OSHA, EPA, FEMA, CDC, US Fire Administration, and more
  • Makes information easy to understand with dozens of tables, illustrations, and appendices


Managers involved in contingency planning, facilities management, risk management, public safety, occupational health and safety, and related areas; disaster preparedness/safety committee members; municipal authorities involved in emergency management; industrial health and safety consultants; legal and insurance professionals; graduate and undergraduate students.

Table of Contents

  • Scope of Emergency Response.
    Elements of Holistic Planning and Management.
    The Emergency Response Plan.
    Physical and Chemical Hazards.
    Medical Surveillance.
    Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment.
    Personnel Training.
    Hazard and Risk Reduction Strategies.
    Data and Information Management.
    Monitoring Strategies and Devices.
    FEMA Office Addresses.
    Regional and Area OSHA Offices.
    States with Approved Occupational Safety and Health Plans.
    OSHA Consultation Directory.
    State Emergency Response Committees.
    FEMA Emergency Management Guide for Business and Industry.
    OSHA Training Curriculum Guidelines 29 CFR 1910.120 (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response).
    Terrorism Incident Annex to the Federal Response Plan.
    Presidential Decision Directive 39 (Unclassified).
    National Fire Academy and Emergency Management Institute Courses Related to Consequence Management.
    Emergency Procedures for Employees with Disabilities in Office Occupancies (U.S. Fire Administration: June 1995).
    How to Prepare for Workplace Emergencies (U.S. Department of Labor OSHA (1995) Revised.)

Product details

  • No. of pages: 564
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1999
  • Published: January 12, 1999
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080505619

About the Author

Paul Erickson

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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