Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery October 2018 5 Head Start Emergency Preparedness Resource Head Start Emergency Preparedness Manual (2015), by the Head Start National Center on Health, Office of Head Start , Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Emergency preparedness is a well-known concept in protecting workers’ safety and health. employers to have emergency action plans for their workplaces. tion that integrate emergency preparedness; plans for emergency preparedness, response and recovery; and coordination mechanisms • Capacities: assessments of risks and capac-ities to determine priorities for emergency preparedness; surveillance and early warning; information management; access to diag-nostic services during emergencies; basic In this part of the guide, you will learn preparedness strategies that are common to all disasters. By incorporating the principles outlined herein, we can reduce and even forestall unnecessary loss of life and property. • Develop an emergency plan. When you complete Part 1, you will be able to: • Get informed about hazards and emergencies that may affect you and your family. This Emergency Preparedness and Response Manual is intended to serve as a guide to prevent or minimize damage and injury resulting from criminal acts or natural disasters. PREFACE The American Health Lawyers Association’s (Health Lawyers) hopes that legal counsel will find Emergency Preparedness, Response & Recovery Checklist: Beyond the Emergency Management Plan (Checklist) to be a useful and prac- tice tool in identifying the key legal and operational issues arising in the event of a public health crisis, terrorist To help employers, safety and health professionals, training directors, and others, the OSHA requirements for emergencies are compiled and summarized in this booklet. You plan only once, and are able to apply your plan to all types of hazards.