If you’re at work during an earthquake or fire, it doesn’t matter if you’re the custodian or the CEO. What matters most is knowing what to do.
Since September Is Preparedness Month, many proactive businesses across the L.A. Region, including Disney, Zenith, Toyota, Forest Lawn and INEOS, are helping their employees get disaster-ready by sponsoring safety and preparedness fairs. Red Cross volunteers will give readiness presentations and distribute information about what to do before, during and after earthquakes and other preparedness info.
In addition, the Red Cross can offer more extensive planning through its four formal preparedness programs that train employees to handle emergencies in the workplace. The services offered through these programs, called PrepareBiz, Ready Rating, Business Simulation and Ready Certified, range from free on-site training about organizational preparedness to customized evaluations of disaster plans and full-scale preparedness planning. A Red Cross representative can meet with businesses to provide a variety of services.
Below are some Red Cross business preparedness tips:
Being prepared can mean not only returning to business, but, more importantly, protecting valuable human resources. For more information about any of the business preparedness programs, please contact Preparedness and Resiliency Manager Hilary Anderson at Hilary.Anderson@redcross.com.