One of the more common disasters-- flooding-- can happen at any time, in both inland low-lying areas, as well as waterfront, river and coastal areas. Although a significant danger in all seasons, spring is a particular risk for serious community or localized flooding, due to frozen ground which is unable to absorb heavy rain, causing … Continue reading Spring Hazards: Teach Your Workers Flood Safety Tips
Hurricanes offer many challenges in planning. As both the actual hurricane events and the post storm consequences can be lengthy periods, it’s important to make a three-fold plan, consisting of before, during and after procedures. Those in the path of these powerful forces of nature must be well-prepared. Get ready NOW if you’re in the route of Monstergeddon/Frankenstorm/ … Continue reading Hurricane Preparedness: Frankenstorm: How to Batten the Hatches and Be Ready!!
Emergency Action Plans (EAPs) are often the tired, little-used programs that gather dust on the shelf. Yeah, you do your required drills. But little thought is given about the mechanisms of what transpires post emergency or the infinite details that need to be addressed to make the plan truly effective. (See the scenario I wrote … Continue reading The Big Deal: Part 2: Making Sure Your EAP is Effective
Wondering if your Emergency Action Plan is up to snuff? Consider the following scenario: It’s around one o’clock p.m. on a hot, sultry summer day. The weather forecast predicts more grueling heat and a very insignificant chance of storms. Your workplace is going about routine activity, unaware that a crisis will very quickly transpire. Suddenly, … Continue reading The Big Deal: Part 1: Making Sure Your EAP Protects Workers