The basic elements of an emergency response plan

Every business that stores hazardous wastes on site are required to have an emergency response plan. If you are a small quantity generator – one that generates less than 2200 lbs (approximately five 55-gallon containers) each calendar month – you do not need to have a WRITTEN plan. But you still have to have a plan.

An emergency response plan provides answers to the following questions: 

  1. Who is in charge?
  2. Who are you going to call?
  3. Where can you find the emergecny response equipment?
  4. Do you know how to use the equipment?

Here is a short video clip from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) on this topic. Very instructive and straight forward. Enjoy the video.



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