EMS plans are huge, and quite the undertaking. With that, the EPA has loads of resources to help you accomplish this. There are web sites (just search for EMS and EPA in google, and take the top site that is EPA related). You of course can pay for this, but if you are willing to put in the legwork, you can probably find templates and training available on EPA's site. It is extensive, and very deep.
This requires a lot of commitment by the University, mainly in terms of personnel but also in terms of resources. The first thing you need to do (which you may have already done) is decide upon your EPA champion (the person who is going to do all of this). Once that is done, you then need to go through the pain of the entire cycle.
Good luck. If you need more specifics, let me know and maybe I can point you in the right direction. We are doing this here as we speak
Dave Roberts, Ph.D.
DePauw Chemistry Dept
On 2/6/2012 2:30 PM, Humphrey, Karalyn J. wrote:
I’m looking for some help in drafting an emergency management plan for our college teaching laboratories. There was a recent accident where it was the lab instructor who became incapacitated. It pointed out several areas of emergency response that need to be improved.
Does anyone have such a plan in place that has been shown to work? Or is someone aware of resources available for help in drafting such a plan?
Dr. Karalyn (Karen) Humphrey
Laboratory Coordinator, Department Safety Officer & Part-Time Lecturer
Baylor University Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Office: BSB E.111
“Vast worlds lie within the hollows of each atom, multifarious as the motes in a sunbeam.” ~Yoga Vasishtha
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