Occupant Emergency Planning
An Occupant Emergency Plan (OEP) is an essential part of an emergency management program. All organizations have an inherent responsibility to minimize the potential impact of emergency events to both their personnel and their property.
MSA’s Homeland Security & Emergency Management Program analysts provide expert guidance and support throughout each phase of the OEP development process. Our team uses industry best-practices and works with local first responders, law enforcement, public works entities, and other building tenants to establish customized procedures specifically for our client's needs.
Using a “worst-case scenario” assumption, our team will evaluate all available shelter-in-place options, medical support (First Aid Kits, Defibrillators, etc), evacuation procedures, transportation, communication and technology issues. Assessment reports on our client’s OEP are geared to identify single points of failure and recommend improvements. In our experience, using data gathering in after-action reports from prior “real-world” emergencies provides further clarity to the OEP process.
The end result is the development of strategic OEP procedures to ensure the safety and well-being of an organization’s workforce. Since Occupant Emergency Planning is an ongoing process, our team assists clients in continually modifying strategies as needs and capabilities change.