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An emergency plan is the best way to help protect your employees in an emergency situation.

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Power outages, earthquakes, fires, machine failure, chemical releases, and other possible emergencies put employees at great risk for injury, illness, and even death. 

Planning and preparation are key to ensuring employees are safe during emergencies. Your required Accident Prevention Program (APP) needs to address what to do during and after such events. Other emergency requirements may apply, based on specific biological, chemical, and physical hazards found in the workplace.

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