June is National Safety Month. What would you do if your worksite caught fire or a chemical release occurred in your facility? Workplace emergencies are more common than you may realize, and it’s important to consider worst-case scenarios. A disorganized response to an emergency can lead to confusion, property damage, injury or even death.
Emergencies that you may have to face at your business include:
- Explosions or fires
- Natural disasters
- Hazardous/toxic material releases
- Radiological and biological accidents
- Workplace violence
- Active-shooter situations
Read on for some important steps in emergency preparation from our partner, Summit. Another partner, Selective Insurance, offers a important preparation steps that can equip your staff members with the tools they need to stay safe.
The National Safety Council offers a wealth of information in recognition of National Safety Month here. Finally, OSHA offers a list of recommendations to develop and implement an emergency action plan.