Individuals with disabilities should have the same level of safety and security provided in the work environment that is provided to employees without disabilities. Emergency preparedness plans should include people with disabilities and a process to fulfill requests for any reasonable accommodations they may need in emergency situations.
Document by the Job Accommodation Network discussing methods employers should use to ensure people with disabilities are included in emergency evacuation plans.
Information developed by the US Access Board including applicable accessibility guidelines for emergency egress and resources on assistive products (i.e. evacuation chairs).
A guide developed by Federal Emergency Management Agency and the United States Fire Administration regarding how to accommodate individuals whom may need special assistance in emergency situations and/or in the evacuation of a building.
U.S. Fire Administration guide to fire safety for people with disabilities.
Department of Labor fact sheet regarding obligations of employers related to emergency planning for employees with disabilities.
EEOC fact sheet addressing appropriate use of disability related information when developing a comprehensive emergency evacuation plan for employees.