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Glossary

Terms Beginning with E

Emergency response plan (ERP)

The emergency response plan is a written document which outlines how a rescue or evacuation could be safely conducted on a given job site if in the event of an emergency. It contains all required information to both initiate and complete a rescue or evacuation and the ways to summon outside assistance if required. All contingencies should be considered in the development of an emergency plan with safety of all workers being the main priority.

See also: Rescue plan. 

Exclusion Zone

Any area where a worker or member of the public may be at risk as a result of the work being performed. In most cases the exclusion zone is an area below the work site which may have public access. (For example a open roadway below a jobsite.) Sites that utilize an exclusion zone should have an exclusion zone monitor appointed to control access to the area.