Businesses and their staff face a variety of hazards in today’s world including:
- Natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes.
- Health hazards such as widespread and serious illnesses like the flu.
- Human-caused hazards including accidents and acts of violence.
- Technology-related hazards like power outages and equipment failure.
There is much that a business leader can do to prepare his or her organization for the most likely hazards. The Ready Business program helps business leaders make a preparedness plan to get ready for these hazards.
The five steps in developing a preparedness program are: program management, planning, implementation, testing and exercises, and program implementation. For more information on each of these areas, please visit Ready Business.