ANSI Z308.1-2015 Standard Minimum Requirements  Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies - Buy new ANSI Kits
ANSI Z308.1-2015 Standard Minimum Requirements Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies - Buy new ANSI Kits

Bomb Threats and Explosions

PREPARING FOR A BUILDING EXPLOSION

The use of explosives by terrorists can result in collapsed buildings and fires. People who live or work in a multi-level building can do the following:

BOMB THREAT

Bomb-ThreatIf you receive a bomb threat, get as much information from the caller as possible. Keep the caller on the line and record everything that is said. Notify the police and the building management.

After you've been notified of a bomb threat, do not touch any suspicious packages. Clear the area around suspicious packages and notify the police immediately. In evacuating a building, avoid standing in front of windows or other potentially hazardous areas. Do not block the sidewalk or streets to be used by emergency officials.

DURING AN EXPLOSION OR FIRE EVACUATION

In a building explosion, get out of the building as   quickly and calmly as possible. If items are falling off of bookshelves or from the ceiling, get under a sturdy table or desk. If there is a fire:

  • Stay low to the floor and exit the building as quickly as possible
  • Cover nose and mouth with a wet cloth
  • When approaching a closed door, use the palm of your hand and forearm to feel the lower, middle and upper parts of the door. If it is not hot, brace yourself against the door and open it slowly. If it is hot to the touch, do not open the door--seek an alternate escape route.
  • Heavy smoke and poisonous gases collect first along the ceiling. Stay below the smoke at all times.
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