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Install fire extinguishers, smoke alarms and detectors in appropriate places throughout your workplace.

Involve Co-Workers

One of the best methods of assuring your company's recovery is to provide for your co-workers' well-being. Communicate regularly with employees before, during and after an incident.

  1. Involve co-workers from all levels in emergency planning.
  2. Use newsletters, intranets, staff meetings and other internal communications tools to communicate emergency plans and procedures.
  3. Set up procedures to warn employees. Plan how you will communicate with people who are hearing-impaired or have other disabilities or who do not speak English.
  4. Consider setting up a telephone call tree, password-protected page on the company website, email alert or call-in voice recording to communicate with employees in an emergency.
  5. Designate an out-of-town phone number where employees can leave an "I'm Okay" message in a catastrophic disaster. Remember to minimize your calls and keep them short so others can get through.
  6. Encourage employees to have alternate means and routes for getting to and from work, in case their normal mode of transportation is interrupted.
  7. Keep a record of employee emergency contact information with other important documents in your emergency kit and at an off-site location.
  8. If you rent, lease or share space with other businesses, it is important to communicate, share and coordinate evacuation procedures and other emergency plans.