9.3 Master Emergency Program Plan
9.4 Emergency Operations Center
9.5 Drills and Exercises
9.6 Supplies and Equipment
9.8 Building Managers and Building Emergency Teams
9.9 Emergency Response Organization
9.10 Emergency Procedures
9.11 Emergency Information Telephone Number
9.12 Enhanced 911 Service
9.13 Emergency Services Program Web Site
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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) administers the Emergency Services Program – a comprehensive emergency management system – to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards (natural and human-caused) in compliance with DOE Order 151.1c, Comprehensive Emergency Management System, Attachment 2, Contractor Requirements Document. Berkeley Lab's compliance with the Comprehensive Emergency Management System is documented through the Master Emergency Program Plan (MEPP), Emergency Services Program Training Plan, Emergency Services Program Drills and Exercise Plan, Emergency Plan Implementation Procedures (EPIP), applicable state and federal laws, and professional best practices.
This policy applies to all:
when the Laboratory prepares for, responds to, and recovers from a major emergency.
A major emergency is defined as any significant deviation from a planned or expected behavior or course of events that could endanger the health and safety of persons; the environment; or the property, infrastructure, economic status, or reputation of the Laboratory. A major emergency could include:
The Berkeley Lab Master Emergency Program Plan (MEPP), PUB-533, provides a detailed description of the Emergency Services Program and includes information on emergency response, drills and exercises, emergency equipment, training, and administration.
Berkeley Lab maintains an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) where the response to a major emergency at the Laboratory would be coordinated, tracked, monitored, and managed. The primary EOC is located in Building 48, Room 109; and the Alternate EOC is located in Building 76, Room 235.
Berkeley Lab's drill and exercise program is managed by the Emergency Services Program Drills and Exercise Plan. In addition to an annual EOC exercise, the Laboratory conducts evacuation drills, communications drills, as well as specialized drills and exercises involving selected programs and Divisional/Departmental Operations Centers (DOC). The Laboratory also participates in drills and exercises in collaboration with outside partnering agencies, businesses, and jurisdictions.
The EH&S Division Emergency Services Program Manager is responsible for the procurement and maintenance of general emergency supplies such as rescue boxes and disaster trauma kits. The program manager can also provide other special equipment to support the Emergency Services Program as necessary.
The Emergency Services Program Manager administers and coordinates the emergency training program for the Emergency Response Organization through the Emergency Services Program Training Plan.
The Emergency Services Program provides support to building managers and building emergency teams (BETs) through training, drills, and exercises. Roles and responsibilities of the building manager are referenced in the Master Emergency Program Plan. Required training for building managers and BET leads and members are documented in the Emergency Services Program Training Plan.
The Emergency Response Organization is maintained by the Emergency Services Program, as defined in the MEPP.
Berkeley Lab emergency procedures are maintained by the Emergency Services Program through:
If a disaster occurs outside normal working hours, call Berkeley Lab's Emergency Status Announcement phone number – 1-800-445-5830 – for recorded updates from the Laboratory's EOC Public Information Officer or the Public Affairs Department.
This phone number is also located on the back of your Laboratory badge.
Berkeley Lab subscribes to an Enhanced 911 (E-911) service that allows emergency responders to locate the origin of an emergency call by identifying the caller's E-911 information, such as the caller's building number, room number, and telephone extension. When a call is placed to 7911 or 9-911 from a Laboratory location, the caller's E-911 information will be automatically transmitted to the emergency service dispatcher.
It is imperative to maintain accurate information in the E-911 database. Therefore, all telephone moves, additions, and changes; and all office/cubicle layout changes, room number changes, or signage must go through the Facilities Division's Work Request Center.
The Emergency Services Program's Web site is available at http://www.lbl.gov/ehs/ep/.
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