Even with the precautions taken to assure the safety of APHIS workers
during a deployment situation, issues can arise which call for quick
and decisive action. These emergencies are better handled, however, if
planning is performed before- hand. This section will outline emergency
situation considerations and procedures, which can be adapted by the
Safety Officer for specific situations.
As in all aspects of a deployment, the Incident Commander is the lead in
any emergency situation involving APHIS personnel. The Safety Officer and
Security Officer will serve in an advisory capacity and will assume the
duties delegated by the Incident Commander. If APHIS is the lead agency
in a deployment, the APHIS Safety Officer (or designee) will arrange the
contacts and call information for this section of the HASP. If APHIS is
deployed under the Operations Section, The APHIS Safety Officer.