When making the case for why your company should invest in preparedness, consider the following arguments (1):
Employees that can worry less about their own safety and that of their loved ones make for more productive workers.
Preparing ourselves, and our neighborhoods, for disaster is an act of good citizenship. Every community has serious limits on the amount of emergency resources available to help people in real need.
Economists calculate that every dollar spent on preparing for a disaster saves seven dollars in response.
Employees who can worry less about their own safety and that of their families make for more productive workers.
Resources to help you prepare your family and home, including helpful “How To” streaming videos:
- Institute for Business and Home Safety - www.disastersafety.org
- Disaster Resource Guide - www.disaster-resource.com
- Ready Business - www.ready.gov/business
(1) "The Edge of Disaster" by Stephen Flynn
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