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Indiana Statewide Regulatory Compliance Group Your Rural Electric Cooperative Emergency Action Plan and Fire Prevention Plan
Indiana Statewide Regulatory Compliance Group THE PURPOSE OF THE PLAN To protect all REMC employees and guests from serious injury, property loss or loss of life which may occur in the event of a disaster. Disasters include, but are not limited to: fires, tornadoes, blizzards, earthquakes, bomb threats and chemical releases.
Indiana Statewide Regulatory Compliance Group SITUATION: If an emergency happened in your workplace right now, would you know what to do or where to go? Disasters are always unexpected events demanding fast decisions and quick actions. Although the possibility of such an emergency is remote, advanced planning and training is required to ensure the orderly and safe evacuation of all endangered persons when necessary.
Indiana Statewide Regulatory Compliance Group THE PLAN Your REMC Plan applies to all emergency action and fire prevention plans required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and covers required actions that REMC employees must take to ensure the safety of our employees and guests from fire and other emergencies.
Indiana Statewide Regulatory Compliance Group TRAINING OSHA requires employees to be trained on the Emergency Action Plan upon employment and whenever the Plan is changed.
Indiana Statewide Regulatory Compliance Group FIRE PREVENTION If you discover a fire: Call (9) Notify co-workers! Sound the alarm if available. Immediately get out of the building and proceed to the exterior assembly area. REMC employees should only attempt to fight small fires with appropriate fire extinguishers. If you fight a fire, make sure you have a clear path to exit. Always call (9) first!
Indiana Statewide Regulatory Compliance Group PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS This slide indicates the type of extinguishers and what kind of fires they are to be used on. TYPE USED FOR FIRES INVOLVING: A Ordinary Combustibles (Wood, Paper, Cloth, etc.) B Flammable Liquids (Grease, Gas, Paints, Oils, etc.) C Electrical (Energized Motors, Switches, etc.)
Indiana Statewide Regulatory Compliance Group HOW TO USE A PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHER PULL/AIM/SQUEEZE/SWEEP: P ULL THE PIN A IM AT THE BASE OF FIRE S QUEEZE THE TRIGGER S WEEP
Indiana Statewide Regulatory Compliance Group COMMON (PREVENTABLE) CAUSES OF FIRE Overloading circuits, unsafe wiring, defective extension cords - #1 Cause. Appliances such as coffee makers and space heaters left on when not in use or come into contact with combustibles. Smoking – not using an ash tray Improper use, handling of flammable materials. Poor housekeeping, i.e., oil soaked rags
Indiana Statewide Regulatory Compliance Group Fire Extinguisher Locations Fire extinguishers are located throughout the REMC owned buildings and available on most vehicles. Fire extinguisher are serviced annually and inspected monthly to assure they are in proper working order.
Indiana Statewide Regulatory Compliance Group TORNADO Seek shelter in the REMC designated tornado assembly area. This is usually located in the REMC vault or in an interior room away from windows. See your REMC evacuation diagram for details.
Indiana Statewide Regulatory Compliance Group TORNADO If you are caught outdoors and a tornado is sighted find a ditch or low ground. Lie flat, face down and use your hands to protect your head. Do not stay in your vehicle or take shelter under a bridge. Did you know, Fulton County REMC in Rochester, Indiana has been struck by a tornado three times ! Other Indiana REMC’s have also suffered direct hits.
Indiana Statewide Regulatory Compliance Group BOMB THREATS The most common bomb threat is by telephone. Obtain as much information as possible. Follow the Bomb Threat Checklist located in the Appendix of the Plan. Do NOT hang up your phone (a trace may be possible). Immediately notify your supervisor and call (9) All employees shall evacuate the building until law enforcement authorities give the ok to return back to work.
Indiana Statewide Regulatory Compliance Group LIGHTNING SAFETY RULES Where possible, find shelter in a building or in a fully enclosed vehicle. Avoid water, open spaces and metal objects. Unsafe locations include underneath canopies, picnic shelters or near trees.
Indiana Statewide Regulatory Compliance Group CRITICAL ACTION PROCEDURES Employees must be sure that they know what is expected of them in all such emergency possibilities.
Indiana Statewide Regulatory Compliance Group ALARM SYSTEM Some alarm systems are activated automatically through detection devices and/or manually. If a mechanical alarm is not available, employees are to provide verbal alarm procedures to provide warning.
Indiana Statewide Regulatory Compliance Group EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION All emergencies should be reported immediately to: (9) 9-1-1, or other agencies whose numbers are listed in the Appendix of the Written Plan. Key individuals within the workplace have been designated as having authority to address emergencies and release of information (e.g., Control Committee).
Indiana Statewide Regulatory Compliance Group THE EMERGENCY CONTROL COMMITTEE The responsibilities of the committee are to be implemented whenever there is an emergency. Examples of the duties of the committee include: Assess nature and extent of the emergency Assume control of all emergency actions Assign tasks to personnel in carrying out specific actions (shutting off utilities, head count, etc…) Order evacuation, if deemed necessary, and Take other appropriate actions necessary to protect life
Indiana Statewide Regulatory Compliance Group MEANS OF EGRESS Emergency Evacuation Diagrams are posted in each office location and clearly show the egress (emergency evacuation) routes required.
Indiana Statewide Regulatory Compliance Group ASSEMBLY AREAS In an emergency, everyone must go to the designated assembly area. All employees must know where the assembly area is located and meet there immediately upon an emergency.
Indiana Statewide Regulatory Compliance Group ASSEMBLY AREA During an evacuation it is important that you report to the designated meeting point. A member of the Emergency Control Committee will perform a roll call to make sure everyone is accounted for.
Indiana Statewide Regulatory Compliance Group MEDICAL DUTIES Employees trained in First-Aid and CPR are encouraged to provide assistance in emergency and rescue situations that may occur in the workplace. All trained employees should know where their Bloodborne and First-Aid Kits are located.
Indiana Statewide Regulatory Compliance Group RETURN TO WORK When the Emergency Control Committee or Law Enforcement give the all clear, employees may return to the building.
Indiana Statewide Regulatory Compliance Group Program Summary Emergencies can happen at any time. Employees and Management must be prepared to act and understand the general protocols to follow to protect themselves. Review your location’s written plan for system specific information. References Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1910 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
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