Acme General Contractors, Inc. is the general contractor for the construction of a multi-story
apartment building that is approximately 40% complete. They received an OSHA citation for not
having an emergency action plan (EAP). You have been hired as the company safety officer to
develop and implement the program required by OSHA.
The apartment building will be 14 stories tall with 250 total apartments. The construction is
concrete masonry units (CMU) block exterior walls and a metal roof. The company has seven sub-
contractors performing typical work such as electrical, heating and air, and other services.
Prepare a written EAP containing all the information required by 29 C.F.R. 1926.35. Your plan must
address how you will specifically address the requirement for medical services and first aid, means
of egress and notification of emergency, and employee training. Additionally, include a section that
addresses how you will reduce the risk of and respond to acts of violence at the worksite.
While Acme General Contractors, have taken preventive measures whenever emergencies happen however, they require swift and decisive decision-making to ensure efficient response management. The employees have been made aware about the plan of action of the company to emergency situations, and must adhere to these guidelines throughout the duration of the project. The plans’ elements are in line with 29 CFR 1926.35. 1926.35(a) (a) – Scope as well as application 1926.35(b) elements, 1926.35(c) alarm system 1926.35(d) (d) – evacuation and 1926.35(e) training (United Department of Labor, United States 2022).
Scope and Application
The goal for the EAP is to ensure that it complies in accordance with OSHA Standard as provided for in 29 CFR 1926.35. It helps employees prepare for dealing with emergencies , while minimizing injury and loss of life, and the loss of company resources. It is achieved by the training of employees, purchasing and maintaining equipment that is required as well as assigning duties. The EAP is applicable to any emergency which are reasonably likely to occur on Acme General Contractors CMU site.
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