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Ebola virus may be new to U.S., but unsafe patient conditions predate its presence here. One consulting firm suggests that hospitals and healthcare organizations prepare their facilities.
Findings show that while companies are more aware and taking initial steps to prepare, they are not fully practiced and confident in their data breach response.
Nearly 70% of Americans had not participated in a preparedness drill or exercise, aside from a fire drill, at their workplace, school, or home in the past two years, according to a 2012 survey by FEMA.
This small, addressable system features a touch screen display designed to simplify operation for facility managers as well as emergency first responders.
Natural disasters represent a major safety concern for facility managers and office workers alike, but have businesses been doing enough to prepare for the worst?
The Atlantic Hurricane Season began on June 1 and officially ends November 30. A new offering aims to help facility managers update property status and communicate with employees before, during, and after this type of event.
Ever since there have been buildings there’s been a need to alert people on how to get out safely during an emergency. Using a system reserved for emergencies—the fire alarm system—decreases the time required to notify occupants.
With the average Hurricane Season typically having nine to 12 named storms, of which five to seven reach hurricane strength and one to three become major hurricanes, the numbers and resources for 2013 are clear indicators that facility managers need to heed this warning and prepare their businesses—now.
Hurricane Sandy hit the New Jersey coast on Monday, October 29, and here in that state we are still in the recovery stage. While there are certainly many facets to an effective emergency preparedness plan, one glaring aspect is how dependence on “the grid” for power is an increasingly risky endeavor.
Great ShakeOut earthquake drills help people in homes, schools, and organizations improve preparedness and practice how to be safe during earthquakes.