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Emergency Management Plan

If you currently work in a high-rise building, you should know the following:

  • The emergency evacuation plan.
  • The location of all exits. Remember the elevators may be out of operation during an emergency.
  • In a building explosion, remain calm, stay low to the floor and exit the building in a quickly and orderly fashion.
  • If items are falling, get under a sturdy table or desk.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a wet cloth.
  • When approaching a closed door, do not open it if it is hot to the touch.
    Find an alternative exit.
  • If the door is not hot, brace yourself against the door and open it slowly.
  • If you are trapped, use a flashlight, which will identify your location. Stay in your area and do not disturb your environment by kicking up dust or tapping a pipe or a wall so that rescuers can hear you. Shout only as a last resort to avoid inhaling dangerous amounts of dust. Do not attempt to rescue people if you are untrained. Wait for emergency personnel to arrive.