Emergencies are always unexpected. They can and will affect both the business and its employees personally. The fact is that emergencies and disasters can occur at any place at any time. Do your employees know how to respond when an emergency occurs? Do you have safety procedures in place? When was the last time you discussed your safety procedures with your employees?
What Is A Workplace Emergency?
The first step in preparing for a workplace emergency is understanding what is considered to be an emergency. A workplace emergency is an unforeseen situation that threatens your employees, customers, or the public. This emergency can shut down or end operations at your business. Emergencies can cause financial, emotional, physical, and environmental damage. It is also important to understand that emergencies can be natural or manmade. The following are examples of workplace emergencies:
- Toxic gas releases
- Chemical spills
- Tornados, hurricanes, and floods
- Workplace violence
- Radiological accidents
- Equipment accidents
- Trench or building collapses
How Do You Protect Yourself, Your Employees & Your Business?
The very best way to prepare for the unexpected is to respond to an emergency before it occurs. When you are involved in an emergency it is hard to think clearly and logically to put a plan in place. It is imperative that you have a safety plan prepared before an emergency occurs.
How Can Safety Meeting Outlines Help You?
Safety Meeting Outlines Inc. was founded to create a tool that makes it easy for Weekly Safety Meetings to take place on the job. By your team making safety a regular and normal part of the workday, you are sending a clear message that safety is an important company value to your team. There is no doubt that safety training reduces accidents and increases profits. Safety training must happen and it is best to happen on-site where the employees are and emergencies can happen.