National Preparedness Month

Date: September 28, 2023

Ken Turbyfill, Risk Control Consultant

Prepare for the Unexpected - Are You Ready?

As today's weather becomes more unpredictable, ensuring the safety and preparedness of your business and its employees is extremely important. September is National Preparedness Month. Use this month as an opportunity to focus on natural disasters that can have a significant impact on your business, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes. By implementing storm protection strategies, you can protect your business and employees from possible damage.

Prioritize Safety and Preparedness

When it comes to tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes, being prepared can make all the difference. These natural disasters often happen without warning, leaving businesses unprepared for severe damage. However, by prioritizing safety and preparedness, you can minimize the impact of these events on your business.

Invest in Storm Protection

In the event of storms, take protective measures such as reinforcing structures, securing storage systems, installing emergency communication programs, and providing training programs for employees ahead of bad weather. Doing so significantly increases your business's survival in the event of storms.

Review Safety Protocols 

National Preparedness Month is a great time to review your current safety protocols and identify areas of improvement. Performing risk assessments specific to tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes will help you identify potential areas of vulnerability within your business.

Educate Employees

Storm preparation also includes educating employees about emergency procedures and creating an action plan that everyone understands. Regular practice drills will ensure everyone knows what to do during actual storms.

Prioritize Safety and Preparedness

By prioritizing safety and preparedness during tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes, you are not only protecting your business, but also the safety of your employees. Taking these steps will not only provide peace of mind but show your company values safety above all else.

Don't wait for a disaster to strike. Take action now to protect your business and your workers. For more jobsite safety tips, contact your BITCO Risk Control Consultant. Click the button below to find an agent near you.

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