Written Contingency Plans
Large-quantity generators must prepare a written contingency plan and keep it on
the premises. Medium- and small-quantity generators also may wish to use these guidelines to be
A large-quantity generator's written contingency plan must include:
- a description of actions employees will take in an emergency;
- a description of any arrangements you have made to coordinate emergency
services with local police and fire departments, hospitals, contractors and
state or local emergency response teams;
- your emergency directory, with the primary emergency coordinator clearly
- an up-to-date list of emergency equipment on the premises; and
- an evacuation plan for your employees that describes evacuation routes,
alternate routes, and the signal you will use to begin evacuation.
How to Develop a Written Contingency Plan provides guidence to help LQGs write an adequate contingency plan.
Plan for Dangerous Waste Emergencies
discusses general planning for all generators.
Emergency Information Poster is an 8 1/2 x 11-inch card for
dangerous-waste generators to print off or order for posting emergency
information. This should meet most planning requirements for
medium-quantity generators. It does not take the place of the written
contingency plan that
large-quantity generators must prepare.