Cal/OSHA is increasing its enforcement due to the new administration and likely because of the state budget crisis. Under Title 8, section 3220, Cal/OSHA can issue citations for not having a written emergency preparedness plan.
Emergency plans must be written, tested, and updated at least once a year. There are specific plans made for fire, earthquake, chemical spills, terrorism, and even bomb threats. Be careful to avoid generic emergency action plans that other organizations use. It will likely not apply to your emergency situations, because every industry is different.
To learn more about Cal/OSHA Emergency Preparedness plans, click here.
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