Emergency Management News

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

On the Job Preparedness #AltusOK #OKready

Disasters can have a major impact on the workplace, both for the people who work there, and to workplace operations.  After a disaster, workplaces cannot recover without their people and people cannot recover without a job to go back to.
Organizations can have tremendous influence on their personnel when it comes to preparing for a disaster. For example, when employers encourage employees to be prepared for disasters, employees are 75 percent more likely to take action. And with more than 63 percent of the U.S. population aged 16 or older in the labor force, the workplace is one of the most effective environments for educating and encouraging people to take steps to be ready for disasters.
America’s PrepareAthon! has tools and resources, such as hazard-specific Playbooks, to help business owners talk with their employees about emergency preparedness. America’s PrepareAthon! will benefit your organization by helping to:
  • Increase knowledge of safety policies and procedures;
  • Reduce a disaster’s effects, including injury and loss of life, property or inventory damage, and financial loss from business disruption; and
  • Build morale and trust by demonstrating a commitment to safety and well-being.
Thanks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for this information.

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