Safety

Special report: Evacuate now-here’s how

OSHA Healthcare Connection, September 13, 2005

The loss of life, property, and essential services in the Gulf Coast region of the United States from Hurricane Katrina is a reminder that healthcare facilities may have no choice but to completely evacuate their buildings in difficult conditions.

Even if not located in hurricane-prone regions, healthcare facilities across the country should reexamine planning for natural disasters to better protect the safety and well-being of patients and staff.

To help healthcare facilities with future response planning, click here to access a free special report called Performing emergency evacuations.

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