| Monday, November 5th, 2012
The purpose of an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is to facilitate and organize employer and employee actions, including evacuations, during a workplace emergency. An employer (i.e., property owner or occupier) must have an EAP for its facilities whenever a specific OSHA standard requires one. For example, an EAP is required at any facility where employees are required to evacuate when a fire alarm is sounded. Employers at facilities with fixed extinguishing systems and fire detection systems must also develop an EAP.
| Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
When liquid mercury is spilled, it forms droplets that can accumulate in very small spaces and then emit vapors into the air. Mercury vapor in the air is odorless, colorless, and very toxic. Therefore, all mercury spills, regardless of quantity, should be treated seriously.