- Assess the Hazards that Could Affect Your Organization - Consider the potential impacts of all hazards when developing emergency plans, such as whether your facility is vulnerable to flooding or how a power outage might affect your organization.
- Plan to Stay Open - How quickly your company can resume normal operations after an emergency depends on your planning. Start putting together a Business Continuity Plan.
- Talk to Your Employees - Communicate regularly with employees before, during and after an incident to ensure their well-being.
- Protect Your Investment - Safeguard your organizations physical assets.
- Know How to Respond - Most businesses are required by law to have an Emergency Action Plan (EAP), this details how your business will address life safety issues in an emergency.
For more information, visit the Ready for Businesses page of the OEM website. There you can download a Business Continuity Toolkit as well as find other resources to help your business weather an emergency.