Disaster can strike even the best managed farm. Advance planning is essential to minimize the adverse impacts of such events as storms, earthquakes, floods, and other calamities.
Prevention, of course, is the best strategy. Examples of preventive practices include:
Preparedness: Have a detailed plan/schematic of the waste management system that a designated representative can use and follow. This plan should include:
A well coordinated, timely response will show the professionalism and concern of the facility's personnel, and will help avoid many of the negative impacts of the emergency. Minimizing adverse impacts of an emergency is important because the stakes are high. Poor responses to emergencies can lead to personal injuries, economic losses, negative public reaction, and increased scrutiny by regulatory officials. Emergency Plan Contents
* A copy should be kept at the Callaway Emergency Operations Center (EOC)Operator's Name
Emergency Phone Numbers
|Operation/Location||Operator (1st & 2nd alternate)|
List any arrangements made with other producers to share personnel and/or equipment and supplies and land access during an emergency.
Available 24 hours a day. Include phone numbers and primary contacts. Copy to EOC file. Put list in the order you want equipment operators contacted. Owner Phone Location Irrigation Pumps and Guns
|Vacuum Tank (Honey Wagon)|
Describe the procedures to be followed for retaining runoff. Include any equipment which would be required and how it is to be used. Note where spoil piles are located and neighbors who have agreed to provide access. Denote storm drains and runoff ditches on aerial site map for easy identification. Copy to EOC file.
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