Emergency Response Planning

Emergency Response Planning

Presented: Nov 9, 2021  Available until: Nov 30, 2022

In 1989, OSHA issued a final rule on Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) to work hand-in-hand with SARA Title III. OSHA’s rule, 29 CFR 1910.120, establishes safety and health requirements for employers for the protection of employees and requires the development of an emergency response plan. This plan is to be integrated with local, state, and Federal agency plans for local community emergency preparedness. Two OSHA standards (29 CFR 1910.38(a) and 29 CFR 1926.35) require written EAPs.

Pursuant to the abovementioned rules, safety professionals should be prepared to develop a plan to address emergencies and train employees in emergency response before emergencies occur. Advanced planning is the key to minimizing injuries during an emergency. During this webinar, we will review the requirements of these regulations and provide a general overview of the contents of an emergency response plan.


Upon completion, participants will be able to:  

  1. Define what constitutes a workplace emergency
  2. Describe an Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
  3. List the requirements for having an EAP
  4. Sort what is required and what is recommended content of an EAP
  5. Create an EAP training requirements list
  6. Plan for high hazard or unique emergencies


Kathryn Forester, CSP, ASP, CHST, COSS

Ms. Forester has more than 30 years of construction experience including general contracting, construction management, hazardous materials and demolition. 15 of those years have been in construction and manufacturing safety. She is currently the Regional Safety Manager in Texas and Oklahoma for the largest US insulation contractor.



This course contains 1 hours of instruction. 0.1 CEUs are offered for this course.

As an IACET Accredited Provider, Bowen Learning Network offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

Eligible for BGC CM hours, BCSP COC points, IHMM CMP credit, and more.

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Completion Requirements

To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, participants are required to complete the following items:

  1. Participate in the live webinar or review the on-demand webinar recording.
  2. Score 70% or higher on the quiz.
  3. Complete the webinar evaluation.

No certificate will be awarded to participants who do not meet the above completion requirements.

Computer Requirements

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