From: Fermin Rodriguez <fermin1952**At_Symbol_Here**YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Emergency Management Plan
Date: February 6, 2012 5:23:15 PM EST
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Dear Dr. Humphrey

Sorry to hear about the incident and the instructor.


There are several resources (EPA. FEMA) that can be used as template to develop your plan.

Consider the following items when developing the plan as the emergency could be associated with:

a.       spill ( I.e. acid, alkaline solution. dust) ,or

b.      vapor release of toxic or flammable

c.       fire

d.      other  


The following are some times that should be considered when developing a emergency plan

1)      fire protection equipment

a)      fire protection system " deluge or sprinkler" operability and activation

b)      extinguishers

c)      fire blankets

2)      physical lay- out of the facility exit, evacuation routes

3)      power supplies

4)      identification of chemical ( reagents, compressed gasses)

i)        storage and handling of hazardous materials

ii)      identification of the hazards

5)      personnel training -  recommend to train personnel to

i)        First Responder Awareness  (FRA) level

ii)      First Responder Operations (FRO) level

6)      Entry control authorize and nor authorize personnel

7)      Security

8)      Supporting personnel and or organizations

9)      Emergency notification protocol

10)  Emergency call out list

Fermin Rodriguez
FR Consulting
340-643 2265

From: Humphrey, Karalyn J.
Sent: Monday, February 06, 2012 3:30 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Emergency Management Plan

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?


Thank you,


Dr. Karalyn (Karen) Humphrey


Laboratory Coordinator, Department Safety Officer & Part-Time Lecturer

Baylor University Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Office: BSB E.111

Phone:  254-710-2002

"Vast worlds lie within the hollows of each atom, multifarious as the motes in a sunbeam."  ~Yoga Vasishtha


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