participate in emergency response. Local, state, and Federal response organizations with
oversight responsibility should be identified and an explanation included for integration and
coordination into a single, workable response plan. Depending upon the nature and scope of the
emergency, the size of the site, and the number of personnel, emergency response may require
small or large teams, or several interacting teams. In all cases, the organizational structure
Show a clear chain-of-command,
Ensure every person knows his/her position and authority,
Be flexible enough to handle multiple emergencies, and
Clearly identify specific roles and responsibilities.
11.3.1. Facility Emergency Coordinator
The Facility Emergency Coordinator assumes primary responsibility for responding to and
coordinating emergency situations. This includes taking appropriate measures to ensure the
safety of site personnel and the public. Possible actions may involve evacuation of personnel
from the site area and evacuation of adjacent residents. The Facility Emergency Coordinator is
additionally responsible for implementing corrective measures, notification of appropriate
authorities, and completion of follow-up reports. The SSHO may be called upon to act on the
behalf of the Facility Emergency Coordinator, and direct responses to any medical emergency.
Individual contractor organizations are responsible for assisting the Facility Emergency
Coordinator and/or SSHO in his/her mission within the parameters of their scope of work. These
positions should be considered mandatory and alternate(s) should be specified.
11.3.2. Emergency Contacts
A contact list should be developed for notification. This list should be updated continually and
made available to all emergency response personnel and site employees (see example list in
Reporting requirements vary depending upon the type and severity of the accident/incident.
Procedures should be developed for reporting accidents/incidents that occur at EM sites. These
procedures are found in the DOE 5000 Series Orders, and include notification requirements
within DOE, and to other Federal, state, and local organizations.