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Employers' Guide to Including Employees with Disabilities in Emergency Evacuation Plans

This web page guide includes emergency evacuation plans, including how to include employees with disabilities in such plans. Links are available to a checklist and resources. If employers covered by the ADA opt to have such plans they are required to include people with disabilities. Further, employers who do not have emergency evacuation plans may nonetheless have to address emergency evacuation for employees with disabilities as a reasonable accommodation under Title I of the ADA. In addition, employers in certain industries may have obligations to develop emergency evacuation plans under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) or under state and local law.

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Posted by: debdeb808 on Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 3:17 p.m.

this is a good website that could introduce employers to the why and how to include people with disabilities in an evacuation plan, and the ideas they provide are very good. They break them down based on several different disabilities, which is helpful. However, I think that many of the suggestions are going to be very intrusive and very costly to the average employer, so might not be very practical to implement.

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Posted by: nsfetter on Tue Nov 29, 2022 at 5:49 p.m.

I think this website does a good job at introducing implementation of emergency evacuation planning for individuals with disabilities. It lays out legally what has to be done and steps to include individuals with disabilities in an emergency evacuations. It also nicely gives options and suggestions for impairments. One problem I see is how intrusive the suggestions may be and that situations would need to be evaluated in a case-by-case scenario.

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