Prepare Your Business for Whatever Happens
September is National Preparedness Month and Homeland Security has given 2020’s theme “Disasters don’t wait. Make your plan today”. Click here to learn preparedness planning for your business.
One thing that keeps your business prepared for whatever happens is to create an office emergency kit. Here’s a list of office survival kit items to make sure that your office is equipped with all the necessary supplies to survive several days without electricity, food, and water.
For search and rescue: Leather palmed work gloves, Safety goggles, Pry bar
For hydration and nutrition: Emergency drinking water, Food bars with several years of shelf life
For shelter: Tarp/ground cover, Cord
For communication and light: Whistle with lanyard, AM/FM radio with extra batteries, Flashlight with extra batteries, Light sticks
For Maintaining Proper Hygiene and Sanitation: Portable toilet, Toilet bags, Deodorizer packets, Toilet paper rolls, Vinyl gloves, Sanitary towelettes, Hand sanitizer
Anne Arundel County utilizes an emergency notification system, CivicReady©, capable of contacting citizens and businesses quickly in case of an emergency. CivicReady© alerts the public of emergencies and disasters, safety measures to be taken, and information pertaining to government operations. Click here to register for emergency notifications.