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Weekly poll: Weather-related emergency action plans and evacuations

OSHA Healthcare Connection, May 31, 2011

The compelling reports about the evacuation of St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, MO, after a tornado tore through the city May 22 is a sober reminder about severe weather hazards and the need for emergency action and evacuation plans. Drills not included, has your healthcare facility ever had to actually initiate an emergency action plan or evacuate the facility due to weather-related hazards? Take our OSHA Healthcare Advisor Weekly Poll and let us know.

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