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Description

Emergency Response Programs (ERPs) are an essential element of process safety and risk management programs. Most facilities have ERPs in place, although they may not be up-to-date. For example, they may not address accident scenarios identified by process hazard analyses. ERPs developed by Primatech address the following:

  • On-site and off-site notification procedures.
  • Emergency evacuation procedures.
  • Personnel roles, lines of authority, and communication.
  • Rescue and medical duties for those employees who are to perform them.
  • Emergency response training requirements.
  • Site decontamination procedures.
  • Provisions for critique of response and follow-up.
  • Personal protective and emergency equipment.

We compare response plans with release scenarios to help ensure the emergency planning zones, egress routes, locations of PPE for emergency responders, and specified assembly areas are appropriate. It is good practice to conduct emergency response drills to test the efficacy of the ERP and help ensure the program works for actual events.

Why Address Emergency Response?

Emergency response programs are required by government regulations and good engineering practices.

Why Primatech?

Primatech has developed numerous Emergency Response Programs for various clients in a variety of industries. We regularly audit programs against regulatory and industry requirements. Our understanding of OSHA and EPA regulatory requirements helps to ensure that programs comply with the regulations.

Services Offered

  • Development of a comprehensive Emergency Response Program for your facility.

    We provide a documented program and can assist in its implementation.

  • Assistance in improving your existing Emergency Response Program.

    We review your current program, make recommendations for improvements, and, if requested, assist with implementing the improvements.

  • Assistance in developing and implementing appropriate drills to test and improve existing programs.

    We plan drills based on credible release scenarios and observe emergency personnel as they respond. These can be classroom of actual field exercises. We provide feedback to the responders and a written report with observations and recommendations for improvements.

  • Determination of credible release scenarios.

    We help you determine credible release scenarios that should be used as the basis for the development of your ERP and assist in developing procedures to address them.

  • Development of an ERP management system to provide a structured framework for the proper implementation of the program.

    We provide assistance in developing a management system that allows ERPs to function successfully and help to interface the system with those for other programs to avoid conflicts and ensure needed interactions occur.

  • Assistance in integrating multiple programs into a single, Integrated Contingency Plan (ICP) for a site.

    Some sites have multiple regulatory requirements for ERPs. These requirements can be met by the preparation of a single program. We provide assistance in the development of such an integrated plan.

 

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