ABSTRACT

Incorporating Chemical Hazards into an Emergency Management Plan   [open pdf - 327KB]

This incident outlined in this lessons learned document illustrates how a chemical spill that went unreported for approximately seven years set off a series of responses from the school district's Environmental Health and Safety Department (EHS) and the State Pollution Control Agency (PCA). Lessons learned include: developing an emergency management plan that incorporates chemical management; collaborating with partners to develop strategies for managing chemicals; allocating resources for responding to chemical spills; providing training on the specific components of an Emergency Management Plan; and developing information about chemical management in collaboration with a public information officer or a media representative.

Publisher:
Date:
2007
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center: http://rems.ed.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
Source:
U.S. DOE Lessons Learned from School Crises and Emergencies (2007), v.2 no.4
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