Thursday, July 10, 2008

Plan: What’s the plan, boss?

What if disaster strikes while you’re at work? Do you know the emergency preparedness plan for your workplace? Have you shared your personal disaster plan with your co-workers? While many companies have been more alert and pro-active in preparing for disasters of all types since the September 11, 2001 attacks, a national survey indicates that many employees still don’t know what their workplace plan is for major or minor disasters. If you don’t know yours, make a point to ask. If your office does not have a plan, work on getting one implemented. FYI choosing to close the company is a valid disaster/business continuity plan, if it is decided before the emergency.

Know multiple ways to exit your building, participate in workplace evacuation drills, and consider keeping some emergency supplies at the office. Visit and click on Ready Business for more information about business preparedness.

-- Tim Krabec

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