1. Preparing the Workplace for Everyone assumes that an OEP has been prepared by the agency and is intended to supplement the OEP with information specific to individuals with disabilities. For more information on OEPs and GSA's OEP program for Federal buildings it manages, see www.ice.gov/pi/fps/org_hfs.htm.

2. National Council on Disability. Saving Lives: Including People with Disabilities in Emergency Planning (15 April 2005). National Council on Disability (NCD), . Washington , dcp. : (NCD), 11 www.ncd.gov.

3. Miles, Donna. (2001). An OSHA Office Evacuates. Job Safety & Health Quarterly (Fall ). p. ), 20 - — 22 . ; U.S. Department of Labor. Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities . (April 2004). U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy Washington : (DOL), 75 — 76.

4. See 41 C.F.R. § 102 — 74.230 and 29 C.F.R. § 1910.38 — 39. For additional clarification, see Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Compliance Directive CPL 2-1.037. It may be accessed on the Web Available at www.osha.gov/OshDoc/Directive_pdf/CPL_2-1_037.pdf.

5. A guide to assist agencies in the development of OEPs, and contact information for the FPS/DHS, are available at www.ice.gov/doclib/pi/fps/pdf/fps_09_07_newsletter.pdf.

6. See 28 C.F.R. pt. Part 36, App . endix A , Sections : Standards for Accessible Design, §§ 4.1.3 (9) and 4.3 ( . 11 ) .

7. U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) . Federal Manager's/Decision Maker's Emergency Guide , p. 4 . Available at http://www.opm.gov/emergency/PDF/ManagersGuide.pdf .

8. Hargett, Kathy (PCPID). E-mail to the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). 21 May 21, 2005.

9. The complete text of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, is available at www.access-board.gov/enforcement/Rehab-Act-text/intro.htm.

10. For more information, see the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) Fact Sheet on Obtaining and Using Employee Medical Information as Part of Emergency Evacuation Procedures, available online at www.eeoc.gov/facts/evacuation.html.

11. Kailes, June Isaacson. Evacuation Preparedness: Taking Responsibility For Your Safety: A Guide For People With Disabilities and Other Activity Limitations, 2002, p.6. Published and distributed by Center for Disability Issues and the Health Profession, Western University of Health Sciences, 309 E. Second Street, Pomona, CA 91766-1854, Phone: (909) 469-5380, TTY (909) 469-5520, Fax: (909) 469-5407, Email: evac@westernu.edu.

12. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). (24 October 2003). Developing Elevators that Function During Emergencies. Fires. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) press release Tech Beat .

13. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers. A17.1 Handbook on Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators.

14. Id.

15. Brick, K.N., & Heppner, C.A. (2003). Excerpts fromPersonal Experiences of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons: September 11, 2001 and Its Aftermath, p. 2. Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consumer Advocacy Network & Northern Virginia Resource for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons . ;

Ibid See also Stout, C. et al. (2003). Emergency Preparedness and Communication Access: Lessons Learned Since 9/11 and Recommendations. Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consumer Advocacy Network & Northern Virginia Resource for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons.

16. Id .

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