and prepared plans can develop flaws when put into practice, and only periodic rehearsals can reveal them. If this is not done, all the planning effort will have been wasted.

F.        Management should assure employees that the company is doing everything possible to prevent injury to them, that every employee is an essential and necessary part of the team, and that the disaster-control organization is ready for any emergency.  Such assurance will go a long way toward developing a state of mind that will not panic.  Then when disaster does strike, emergency forces snap into action, workers gather visitors and customers and file quietly to their designated safe areas away from the facility.  Such planning is further evidence of management's concern for everyone's safety.


G.        Command headquarters. A command headquarters should be planned for any emergency, which may occur. Coordination of the disaster control organization should come from a well-equipped and well-protected control room. The headquarters should be equipped with telephones, sound-powered phones, public address system, maps of the facility, emergency lighting and electric power, and two-way radios for communication locally.

Medical treatment plans.

A.        Key personnel should be trained in first aid and CPR.  The MaD Technical Services disaster plan coordinator shall maintain a list of those trained and qualified personnel.  Responsibility for monitoring and ensuring initial and recurring training is accomplished, shall be the responsibility of the Safety Representative.

B.        All supervisory personnel should be encouraged to enroll in a first aid course and to learn CPR.  Those employees who work around high voltage equipment shall be required to be certified annually in CPR.

10.7     Communications system. Good communications are necessary for effective control and flexibility in a disaster situation. Communications include the telephone, radio, messengers, and a facility alarm system.

The emergency plan should provide for adequate telephones in an emergency headquarters to handle both incoming and outgoing calls. Panic and disintegration of the organization will develop quickly if these calls are not handled with dispatch. The disaster plan must anticipate the possibility of losing normal telephone communications and electric power.

Shutdown procedures. Key department personnel should be knowledgeable of where emergency shutdown switches and valves are located.  Depending on the type of emergency, main electricity to machines and natural gas may need to be shutdown to the effected area within the facility.

10.9     Evacuation procedures. Safe evacuation routes should be conspicuously posted in internal work areas where direct access to an exterior emergency exit may not be obvious. An emergency exit notice should also be posted.  Newly assigned employees must be briefed on the safest evacuation route from his or her designated work area.

10.10   Detailed Emergency Procedures.

A.        MaD Technical Services employees and subcontractors will abide by the project emergency procedures prescribed by any General Contractor Safety Manager. All employees will receive a review of emergency procedures during the project safety orientation.

B.        Emergency telephone numbers for any General Contractor safety and security, as well as local emergency services, shall be posted in the jobsite office or in conspicuously designated areas.

C.        In the event of an evacuation all MaD Technical Services employees will meet at a designated location. Each foreman will be responsible to verify that his crew has safely evacuated.  No MaD Technical Services employee is to return to the jobsite until the project superintendent gives an all clear.