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Emergency Preparedness and Response
Health and Safety Plan (HASP)
This Generic HASP is to serve as an aid to the Safety Officer (SO, as
defined by the Incident Command System). An Emergency Deployment
situation can be a chaotic, hectic, and confusing situation. This HASP
is designed to:
Provide a starting point to organize the situation
Provide safety information and practice in a portable and easy
to use fashion
Provide a reference for additional information
This HASP is designed to be of aid to the SO in various emergency situations
APHIS would respond to, from animal or plant diseases, to insect infestation,
to a terrorist act involving commercial animals or crops.
This Plan is designed to cover needs assessment, environmental compliance
and field investigation activities. The following topics are covered
in this plan:
Program organization and responsibilities.
Emergency response plan.
Personal protective equipment.
Personnel training and medical surveillance program.
Work zones, security, and spill containment.
procedures, and Disposal procedures.