advance ask your employees to think through the details of their everyday life

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advance, ask your employees to think through the details of their everyday life and the resources they will need for sustainment for up to 72 hours. Resources for promoting preparedness within your organization can be found on under “Get Ready.” In your workplace, you can also encourage your employees and volunteers to assemble an office emergency kit (go-kit) for themselves – a collection of items they may need in the event of an emergency or if required to
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Page 15 of 31 evacuate the office facility. The emergency kit should be easily accessible and packed in a sturdy, easy-to-carry container such as a backpack. It should be stocked with necessary personal supplies and ready to go at all times in case of an emergency. Remind employees to account for personal items such as a change of clothes, hygiene items, medications, as well as keep a list of medications, including dosage information and their physician’s contact information in their kit. Create an Emergency Go-Kit for Your Business One additional step that your organization can take to be prepared for an emergency is to develop a go-kit specific to your organization. A go-kit is a self-contained, portable stockpile of emergency supplies. For a business, this may include hard copies of critical business information, key contacts, and backups of important files, in addition to an offsite electronic backup system. For a faith-based organization, this may include contact information for a congregation and insurance information. This kit should include a copy of any emergency plans developed, including continuity of operations plans, communication plans, and call-down lists. Additional items and considerations for this kit can be found at ( ). Go-kits for administrators and other high-level staff should include information on how to turn off utilities, a calling tree, a whistle, a reunification plan, and a first-aid kit. Examples of go-kit checklists may be found at and . Go-kits are often stored in backpacks or duffle bags and placed in readily accessible and secure locations. The Emergency Response Team should select the supplies that are necessary in each kit. Emergency plans should reference the supplies and identify who is responsible for stocking and replenishing items. In addition to developing go-kits for your business, consider creating a crisis box. A crisis box provides critical information to the Emergency Response Team. These should include relevant information and resources, including: CRISIS BOX RECOMMENDED ITEMS
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Page 16 of 31 CRISIS BOX RECOMMENDED ITEMS 3. Facility layout 4. Keys 5. Emergency data cards 6. Aerial photos of the facility 7. List of individuals at the facility with special needs 8. Maps of the surrounding neighborhood Develop a Communications Strategy Write a crisis communication plan that details how your organization will communicate with employees, local authorities, suppliers, customers, and others during and after a disaster.
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