National Preparedness Month: Workplace Preparedness


National Preparedness Month

Is your workplace prepared for a disaster?

 

Here’s your daily tip for National Preparedness Month:

Like individuals, workplaces should all have site-specific emergency plans.  Ask your employer about the plans and procedures in the event of an emergency.

Some things to consider include building escape routes, sheltering in place plans, communications plans, and teleworking policies during an emergency. 

More information: Business Preparedness Resources

 

HelpFor questions and information, contact the Office of Emergency Management:


National Preparedness Month 2011

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign. NPM is held each September and its goal is to:

  • Increase public awareness about the importance of preparing for emergencies
  • Encourage individuals to take action

September 2011 is the eighth annual NPM. The month will focus on important preparedness steps:

The Campaign’s Web sites (ready.gov and listo.gov) and toll-free numbers (1-800-BE-READY and 1-888-SE-LISTO) provide Americans with free emergency preparedness information


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