Safety is important, especially in the workplace. Fortunately, there are policies in place to help protect employers and employees, such as action plans for emergency situations. In fact, did you know there's an OSHA regulation on the books that requires organizations with 10 or more employees to have an Emergency Action Plan (EAP)? The specific regulation is 29 CFD 1910.39, and it requires all plans to address the following:
1. The plan must cover the facility’s physical location.
2. A communication plan must be implemented to help report emergencies, such as fires. The plan should include a contact list of all who should be notified in the event of an emergency.
3. Evacuation procedures must be implemented and should include escape routes and guidance to staff members responsible for remaining behind to perform critical functions. Additionally, a plan must be in place to account for all on-site personnel once an evacuation is carried out.
4. Procedures must be put in place for any person requesting to perform medical rescue duties.
Business Recovery Plan SaaS Solution
If you're unsure where to start when it comes to complying with the above-mentioned OSHA regulation, a business recovery plan can help. With an effective plan in place, businesses can continue to function after emergencies and smaller, less dangerous events, such as severe weather situations, power outages, and IT issues. Many business recovery plans also detail suggestions for long-term strategies required to ensure businesses maintain stability, so they can continue operating at full capacity and generating profits.
What a High-Quality SaaS Solution Has to Offer
- Complete, affordable turnkey solution with software option.
- Follow-ups offered on a regular basis to keep your solution running optimally
- Free review of current EAP
- Free access to solution, setup, and data population for your business
- IT network discovery
- Risk and cost impact analyst scorecard
- SMS alerts
- Unlimited incident logging
Let's face it, there are countless ways a business can become disrupted. From IT failures and fires to severe weather and data hacks, it's best to always have a plan in place to ensure your business will be able to get back up and running as quickly as possible when an emergency does happen.
One way to make this a reality is to count on RingStor LifeJacket, a business recovery plan SaaS solution. Not only will it keep your business operating in the event of an emergency, but it will keep you compliant with government regulations, such as OSHA regulation 29 CFD 1910.39. What are you waiting for? Contact our team today to get your very own business recovery plan.