September 29, 2022
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National Preparedness Month is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is observed each September. In a previous post, we discussed how to keep you and your family safe in the event of a disaster. Today, we’re focusing on businesses. Disasters come without warning — they don’t care whether you’re in the middle of the workday or at home, so it’s crucial to be prepared for any event. When preparing for these emergency situations, businesses should have an “all hazards” approach since it’s difficult to assess what specifically could occur.

Businesses and their staff face a variety of hazards, including:

  • Natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes
  • Health hazards such as widespread and serious illnesses
  • Human-caused hazards, including accidents and acts of violence
  • Technology-related hazards like power outages and equipment failure

Businesses can find information on preparedness planning on the Ready Business webpage: It’s important for businesses to have a comprehensive Emergency Action Plan (EAP) that is specific to their worksites. Information about EAPs is available on the OSHA Evacuation Plans and Procedures eTool webpage:

HazTek offers a fully comprehensive line of services and solutions — including Corporate Health and Safety Plans and EAPs — that are tailored to suit the needs of every company. We specialize in safety audits and inspections, site assessments, corporate health and safety programs, on-site safety management, and safety training. For additional information or to learn more about how HazTek can help, please contact HazTek at 888.842.9835 or email us at

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