Being prepared for emergencies is often overlooked by small business owners. Hospitals and other large institutions that have entire departments devoted to emergency response know the importance of having carefully laid-out plans and ample supplies in these events, but the owners and managers of smaller enterprises should prepare for the unexpected as well.
Depending on the hazards of your given field, your emergency response command center will look different. A private practice in dentistry or primary care, for example, should have pandemic survival kits as part of its arsenal of emergency supplies, while a small manufacturing facility may not deem them necessary.
However, all command centers should have adequate first aid kits and supplies. The American Red Cross has packaged these kits according to emergency, which makes planning for disaster easy for even the busiest owners of small companies. The organization has packs for general trauma, fluid spills, eye care, CPR, burns and basic first aid.
If your employees regularly work around toxic or caustic chemicals, it would be wise to have a number of fluid spill and eye care kits on hand. Or if your staff encounters high voltage machinery or wiring on a frequent basis, having CPR response kits would be an appropriate investment.
The humanitarian aid organization also offers personal survival packs, useful in a variety of scenarios, from natural disasters to accidents on the job. Individuals can also benefit from these emergency preparedness kits at home, in case of a fire or other personal accident.
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