EMERGENCY RESPONSE EVENT HEALTH AND SAFETY PLAN (HASP)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
This Generic Health and Safety Plan (HASP) is to serve as an aid to the APHIS Safety Officer (SO, as defined by the Incident Command System) in developing incident specific policies and procedures for providing safe and healthful working conditions for United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) personnel and the public during field investigations and assessments. 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 aid 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.