OSHA Center Offers Course on Evacuation and Emergency Planning

Eastern Kentucky University’s OSHA Training Institute Education Center will offer a course on evacuation and emergency planning at four of its regional campuses this fall.

The course will provide detailed information to prepare participants to develop evacuation and emergency planning that focuses on OSHA requirements for emergency action plans and fire protection plans.

Titled OSHA 7105: Evacuation & Emergency Planning, the course is offered in conjunction with the EKU Center for Appalachian Regional Engagement and Stewardship.

Dates and locations are as follows:

·         Manchester: Manchester Regional Campus, 50 University Drive
Monday, Sept. 28

·         Somerset: EKU Somerset Center, 46 Turpen Court
Thursday, Oct. 29

·         Danville: Danville Campus, 1560 Hustonville Road, Suite 241
Tuesday, Nov. 17

·         Corbin: Corbin Regional Campus, 1 Pennington Way
Thursday, Dec.17

The course runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at each campus.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

·         state the reasons for emergency action plans and fire prevention plans and identify when they are required for the workplace.

·         provide elements of a good evacuation plan.

·         describe features of design and maintenance of good exit routes.

·         focus on assessment of risk for terrorist attacks and how to utilize OSHA’s two matrices, evacuation planning and fire/explosion, as tools in emergency planning.

The course is structured for safety and emergency personnel, building/facility supervisors, first responders and others interested in workplace safety. Complimentary slots will be provided for participants from local governments, school districts, health departments and other non-profit representatives in the EKU Service Region.

Participants are eligible to receive 0.4 Continuing Education Units from EKU as well as a Certificate of Completion from the OSHA Training Institute Education Center upon completion of the course.

Funds are provided by the EKU Center for Appalachian Regional Engagement and Stewardship to sponsor community participation in this training opportunity for local government, schools, hospitals and other non-profit groups. However, this opportunity is limited to those in EKU’s 22-county service region: Bell, Boyle, Casey, Clay, Estill, Garrard, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Leslie, Lincoln, McCreary, Madison, Owsley, Perry, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne and Whitley.

Slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so participants are encouraged to register early. For more information or to register by phone, contact Donna Helton Grady at 859-622-6716. Participants may also register online at osha.eku.edu/regional-stewardship

Published on July 21, 2015

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