Emergency Plans

Emergency Plans

Risk Management Professionals has many years of collective experience involving the development of a variety of comprehensive Emergency Plans for companies and agencies ranging from municipal water facilities, refineries, chemical manufacturing facilities, educational institutions, and aerospace parts manufacturing facilities.  These documented plans include a holistic approach to emergency management, with baseline response policies and scenario-based response procedures.  Additionally, these emergency procedures serve as a stand-alone document that will address each scenario separately in terms of activating the Emergency Plan, responsible persons, required tools, specific actions that should be taken, precautionary statements, criteria to contact other agencies, etc. Risk Management Professionals has also created Emergency Response Plan Field Guides for its product line for facility employees that are on the move.

Emergency Response Plans (ERPs)

Risk Management Professionals has been widely involved in the development of Emergency Response Plans (ERPs) for both private companies and public agencies.

The Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-5 requires compliance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) for all Federal departments and agencies, as well as all State, territorial, tribal, and educational institutions, and local organizations.  Risk Management Professionals addresses all requirements of NIMS, in addition to but not limited to, the Federal laws and regulations listed below.

  • Federal Civil Defense Act of 1950 (Public Law 81-920, as amended)
  • Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act of 1988 (Public Law 93-288, as amended)
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers – Flood Fighting (Public Law 84-99)
  • Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-390)
  • Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29, Subtitle B, Chapter XVII, Part 1910, Subpart H, Section 1910.120, “Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response”

The State of California requires the following regulatory requirements be met, in addition to but not limited to, the Federal requirements above.

  • California Emergency Services Act (California Code, General Provisions, Title 2, Division 1, Chapter 7
  • Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) Regulations (California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Division 2, Chapter 1)
  • California Natural Disaster Assistance Act (California Code, General Provisions, Title 2, Division 1, Chapter 7.5
  • Disaster Preparedness (California Code, Section 8607)
  • California Water Code, Division 1, Chapter 2, Article I, Section 128
  • Orders and regulations which may be selectively promulgated by the Governor during a State of Emergency
  • Orders and regulations which may be selectively promulgated b the Governor during a State of War Emergency

ERP requirements may influence the necessity for other required safety programs (e.g., Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response training, Respiratory Protection program and training, Confined Space program and training, etc.)  Risk Management Professionals has extensive experience with the SEMS currently being used by the State of California, which also utilizes the Incident Command System (ICS).  Risk Management Professionals provides high quality training in all of these areas, using professional trainers, as well as experienced emergency responders.

Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs)

Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs) primarily apply to municipalities and public agencies.  EOPs developed by Risk Management Professionals follow the guidelines outlined in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) “Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans – Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101”, as well as other applicable regulations and requirements, including NIMS and ICS.  These plans are developed and reviewed by qualified personnel, including experienced emergency responders.

Emergency Action Plans (EAPs)

Emergency Action Plans (EAPs) apply primarily to private industry, are developed for “non-responding” facilities, and meet the requirements for the requirements outlined in:

  • Code of Federal Regulations, title 29, Subtitle B, Chapter XVII, Part 1910, Subpart E,  Section 1910.38, “Emergency Action Plans”,
  • Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40, Chapter 1, Part 68, Subpart E, “Emergency Response”; and
  • California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Division 2, Chapter 4.5, Article 3, Section 2745.8, “RMP Emergency Response Component”.