Safety First

April – Emergency Evacuation

Emergency Evacuation

Potential Hazards to Avoid

  • Confusion and panic during evacuation
  • Inability to evacuate due to injury or handicap
  • Blocked egress and doorways
  • Exposure to hazardous materials
  • Unaccountability for all evacuees

Prevention and Reducing Risk

  1. Stay calm! Do not rush or panic.
  2. Make sure aisles and exits are clearly marked.
  3. Exit routes must be continually maintained.
  4. Review processes for providing help to those needing special assistance.
  5. Review fire and chemical hazards specific to each work area.
  6. Use the nearest safe stairs and proceed to the nearest exit.
  7. Do not use the elevator.
  8. Proceed to the designated Emergency Assembly Area and report to your roll taker.
  9. Do not re-enter the building or work area until you have been instructed to do so.


Workplace evacuation exercises are designed to test the ability of occupants to effectively and efficiently evacuate in response to an emergency. Evacuation should include a pre-evacuation briefing followed by a debriefing with response teams.

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