Safety Science: Methods to Prevent Incidents and Worker Health Damage at the Workplace

Emergency Response Planning

Author(s): Eduardo Calixto

Pp: 149-192 (44)

DOI: 10.2174/9781608059522115010007

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The emergency response is the final defense line in case of a major accident case and it’s also a possibility to mitigate the effects of such major accident. The main input to carry out an effective emergency response plan is the risk analysis. Based on risk analysis results, operational procedures and logistic of the emergency response are defined. Indeed the first step to verify the emergency response plan is to carry out the emergency exercise to train employees on emergency procedures as well as to improve such procedures.

Depends on major accident consequences the emergency response requires a huge response capability which involves more than one company and also local, state and national authorities support.

This chapter aims to discuss the main issues involved in emergency response like communication, emergency response framework functions, and organization integrations as well as giving some examples of different emergency response approaches.

Keywords: Emergency response, contingency response, emergency communication, virtual reality, vulnerability.

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