Acquiring proper equipment is one of the most effective ways for communities to prepare for emergencies, though purchasing the handiest items is not always convenient. A new store, Homestand Preparation Station, recently began selling supplies to help Oklahoma residents get ready for disasters, according to The Oklahoman.
Disaster preparedness has become a major concern for enterprises, organizations and individuals alike in the wake of recent crises, such as Hurricane Sandy. In order to mitigate the destruction wrought by powerful storms and other catastrophic disturbances, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has proposed a number of new regulations to ensure the medical facilities are ready for emergencies, The New York Times reported.
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.