Be Prepared Before
An emergency response plan can help better prepare you to react quickly and safely
As September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), the words of Lord Robert Baden-Powell, who started the scouting movement in the early 1900s, come to mind:
Be Prepared – meaning to always be in a state of readiness in mind and body
His motto is a good reminder to be prepared for anything, especially considering the pandemic, natural disasters and other catastrophic events that have taken place worldwide. For natural disasters, we typically have advance warning from the local weather channels and can prepare ahead of time. Any situation, however, can quickly escalate into a life-threatening emergency. Having an emergency response plan in place can better prepare you to react quickly and safely.
Workplace Response Plan
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires industrial facilities to develop and implement emergency action and response plans so that workers know how to safely react to emergency situations. These plans are designed for the overall safety and well-being of personnel. They are also required for those personnel who are responsible for a specific area or task during an emergency evacuation.
At minimum, an emergency response plan should:
Remote Response: At Home or On the Road
With so many people now working remotely from home or some other location, safety awareness, planning and risk mitigation, should be top of mind. Here are some response plan tips to help keep you safe no matter your location:
As an emergency can occur at any time and place, an emergency response plan will help you be informed, react quicker and help keep you and others safe whether at work, home or on the road.
Be safe and stay well!
National Preparedness Month