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Evacuating the Workplace: Exit Routes and Exit Doors
Presented by Lindsay DiSalvo, Micah Smith, and Dan Deacon

Evacuating the workplace during an emergency is critical. However, consistently maintaining compliant exit access, routes, and doors in a busy workplace is often challenging, especially in warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and retail settings. OSHA routinely cites egress violations as Serious because of the potential for injury or death. It is an easy violation for inspectors to identify during on-site inspections, which often leads to the issuance of costly Repeat or Willful citations.

Temporary or permanent storage of materials can create several compliance issues related to OSHA’s egress requirements, but there are several ways to maintain compliant exit routes and doors and ensure that they are always accessible. Identifying and maintaining egress routes and exits is an important element of a workplace’s emergency action plan. Employers should carefully develop emergency action plans and ensure employees understand not only how to evacuate the workplace during an emergency but how to maintain proper egress routes and exits throughout their work shifts, as it provides employees with a safer workplace and may even save lives.

Participants in this webinar will learn about:

• OSHA enforcement history related to egress violations
• The requirements for egress, exits, and emergency lighting, including acceptable means of egress for occupants to safely exit a building, illumination requirements, and rules for markings and signage to guide occupants to the exits
• How to identify and address potential egress violations
• How to create an effective emergency action plan
• Tips to audit your workplace for compliance with 1910.36, 1910.37, and 1910.38

Jun 8, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Lindsay A. DiSalvo
Partner, Labor • Employment Practice and OSHA • Workplace Safety Groups, Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Lindsay A. DiSalvo is a Partner in both Conn Maciel Carey LLP's national OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Group and Labor and Employment Group, where she focuses her practice on all aspects of occupational safety & health law. Ms. DiSalvo represents employers in inspections, investigations and enforcement actions involving OSHA, the Chemical Safety Board, MSHA, EPA and state and local safety related agencies. She also handles all aspects of OSHA litigation, from criminal prosecutions to appeals of citations.
Micah Smith
Partner, OSHA• Workplace Safety Practice Group, Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Micah Smith is a Partner in the national OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Group of Conn Maciel Carey LLP. He focuses his practice in the areas of occupational safety and health (OSHA) law. Mr. Smith represents clients in the full range of OSHA-related matters across a wide range of industries, and works with his clients to identify safety and health strategies that both increase employee safety and improve business performance.
Daniel C. Deacon
Associate, Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Daniel C. Deacon is an Associate in the Washington, DC office of Conn Maciel Carey, working in both the Labor and Employment and OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Groups. Dan's practice focuses on all aspects of occupational safety & health law and labor and employment law. He represents employers in inspections, investigations and enforcement actions involving OSHA and other state and local safety related agencies.