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Employee Emergency Action Plans – 1926 Construction

OSHA Construction Training Requirements - Employee Emergency Action Plans

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1926.35 – Employee Emergency Action Plans

(e) – “Training.”

(1) – Before implementing the emergency action plan, the employer shall designate and train a sufficient number of persons to assist in the safe and orderly emergency evacuation of employees.

(2) – The employer shall review the plan with each employee covered by the plan at the following times;

(i) – Initially when the plan is developed,

(ii) – Whenever the employee’s responsibilities or designated actions under the plan change, and

(iii) – Whenever the plan is changed.

(3) – The employer shall review with each employee upon initial assignment those parts of the plan which the employee must know to protect the employee in the event of an emergency. The written plan shall be kept at the workplace and made available for employee review. For those employers with 10 or fewer employees the plan may be communicated orally to employees and the employer need not maintain a written plan.

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