Not all incidents require a full mobilization of resources. Some are very local events of little long-term consequence and require less than full activation of your emergency action plan.
Any event that causes a disruption at your workplace can be news worthy and attract the attention of the media.
Workplace violence can take one of two forms. It is either directed at one or more specific individuals, or the institution as a whole. In all cases the institution should make it clear that any threats will be taken seriously and reported to the police.
Getting to know your local first responders before an emergency happens is a best practice. Use the following checklist to help plan your interaction with them.
The Red Cross has been organizing the safe collection and distribution of blood and related products for many decades. This service is of vital importance to health care providers across the nation and around the world
Each year Red Cross Chapters across the country train Disaster Volunteers in how to prevent, prepare for, and respond to disasters.
One way to contribute to this effort is by offering your facility as a Red Cross shelter.
The American Red Cross Emergency First Aid Guide is a reference tool for offices, restaurants, work sites and other businesses.
In an emergency, proper lighting can point the way to safety. This is one reason why some local jurisdictions have mandated that Exit signs be located at waist height and illuminated. Lowering signs reduces the likelihood that during a fire it will be obscured by smoke.
Proper illumination in work spaces have been shown to help reduce eye fatigue and having good illumination when working with various tools contributes to safety. In these various settings light is generally expressed in terms of lux units which measure the amount of light over an area.
Regulations and laws covering the rights of persons with disabilities continue to evolve. Please check local and national ordinances to ensure that you are compliance with rules regarding building entrances and exits, evacuation planning, signage, and safety equipment.
Getting to know your local first responders before an emergency happens is good business. Use the following checklist to help plan your interaction with them.