- An evacuation policy, procedures and escape route so employees understand who is authorized to order an evacuation, under what conditions an evacuation would be necessary, how to evacuate and what routes to take
- Procedures to account for employees after the evacuation
- The duties, responsibilities and names of employees assigned with rescue and medical tasks
- A description of how employees will be informed of the contents of the plan and how they will be trained.
Before Lightning Strikes
Thunderstorms can be a significant hazard for construction employees who are working outdoors, and the National Weather Service provides helpful information about how to avoid lightning and strong winds. To learn more about lightning safety outdoors, click here.
Employers should train their employees on how to respond to approaching storms.
According to the weather service, lightning can strike as far as 10 miles away from the rain in a thunderstorm. If thunder can be heard, then workers should seek safe shelter immediately because they are already within striking distance.
Before bad weather strikes, employers should:
- Develop a plan and identify a safe place to take shelter
- Have frequent drills
- Listen to radio and television for weather information
- Check the weather forecast
If lightning is approaching, workers who are outside should:
- Move to a sturdy building or car
- Avoid taking shelter in small sheds, under isolated trees or in convertible automobiles
- Stay away from tall objects such as towers, fences, telephone poles and power lines
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