Beyond Compliance: Contingency and Disaster Planning
Taylor, Kiley (Zephyr Environmental Corporation, Austin, Texas)
Contingency and disaster plans are a part the regulatory compliance landscape. Facilities develop and maintain plans to address numerous regulatory requirements, but are such plans functionally viable in a real emergency? This paper focuses on both the regulatory requirements and good business practices of emergency planning. The objectives of the paper include examining EPA, OSHA, and DOT planning requirements, and then building truly integrated contingency plans and "all hazards" planning. Examples of such plans for selected communities and industrial sites are used to demonstrate functionality and usability.
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