An emergency action plan (EAP) is a written document required by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The purpose of the WPI Emergency Action Plan is to facilitate and organize faculty, staff, student and visitor actions during emergencies. Proper training on the plan contents will result in fewer and less severe injuries and less structural damage to the facility during emergencies.
Emergency Action Plan training is a 1 hour training session presented by Environmental Health & Safety Staff. The training will focus on topics related to emergencies both inside and outside of buildings. Environmental Health & Safety encourages all members of the WPI community to attend a classroom session to learn more about:
- Emergency building evacuation procedures
- Shelter-in-place procedures
- Types of emergencies
- Emergency communications
- Building design and fire evacuation procedures
- Fire prevention and safety awareness
- Personnel accountability
- Departmental & employee roles
Who Should Attend?
All faculty, staff and students should attend classroom training.
When Should Initial Training be Completed?
For all employees initial Emergency Action Plan Training should be completed within 30 days of hire.
How Often Should I Attend a Refresher Course?
Currently there is no refresher frequency requirement, but an annual refresher is recommended. Refresher training can be achieved by attending classroom training or by reading the Emergency Action Plan (EAP) to ensure familiarity.
Classroom Schedules and Registration?
Classroom schedules and registration may be viewed at the University Calendar. Filter the category for Environmental Health & Safety. There is no registration requirement, however seating will be first come first served.
Trainer Contact Information:
Environmental Health & Safety at 508-831-5216, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.