Officials in areas that are prone to natural disasters need to be constantly mindful of and ready for crises. Administrators at the University of California-Berkeley recently stepped up their emergency preparedness strategies in an effort to get ready for earthquakes, according to The Daily Californian.
Events geared toward promoting emergency preparedness can help agencies and individuals to get ready for crisis scenarios. A number of Philadelphia-based organizations recently benefited from a workshop dedicated to methods for preparing for disasters, according to CBS Philly.
Workplace safety concerns enterprises both large and small, requiring employers to implement effective measures to protect employees from injury and illness. A recent survey indicates that small business owners are especially mindful of hazards to worker health, which is encouraging news for laborers in these enterprises.
Simulation exercises are among the most effective ways to prepare for emergency scenarios. To take advantage of the benefits of pre-disaster drills, responders in Paris, Texas, participated in a mock crisis, KXII reported.
A prepared community can help minimize the fallout from disasters. The Red Cross recently collaborated with Lander University in South Carolina to provide a program that helped staff, students and faculty get ready for emergencies, GwdToday reported.
Week-long events can be effective ways of raising awareness of issues that need attention, such as disaster preparedness. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration provided pointers on getting ready for crises as a part of the recently passed National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, according to Business and Legal Resources.