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5 Steps to Ensuring Employee Safety During an Emergency

Weather phenomenon isn’t the only concern when considering an emergency plan.

OSHA defines workplace emergencies as “an unforeseen situation that threatens your employees, customers, or the public; disrupts or shuts down your operations; or causes physical or environmental damage” which can include:

  • Floods
  • Hurricanes
  • Tornadoes
  • Fires
  • Toxic gas releases
  • Chemical spills
  • Radiological accidents
  • Explosions
  • Civil disturbances
  • Workplace violence resulting in bodily harm and trauma

Keeping employees safe during a critical event is the top priority for any company, so consider these five steps to ensure trauma is kept at a minimum.