Fires, extreme weather, hazardous chemical spills and releases, acts of terrorism, pandemics, explosions, workplace violence—these unfortunate disasters do happen—often bringing with them destruction, injuries, and sometimes even death. This course provides information about how employees can prepare for a disaster in the workplace and how to react if one should happen. It describes how to prevent some types of workplace disasters from happening, how employees’ actions can reduce the catastrophic results of other disasters, and what steps employees should take if a disaster does occur. By the end of the training, you will be able to identify the disasters that have the potential to occur at your workplace; implement the measures needed to prevent the occurrence of certain events such as chemical spills and explosions; recognize the actions you can take to prevent a worst-case scenario; and conduct an effective evacuation from your facility.
Why “Disaster Planning—What Employees Need to Know” Matters:
- Recovery from a natural or man-made disaster is costly in terms of injuries, lives lost, and disruption of business continuity.
- Employees properly trained in disaster prevention significantly contribute to the safety culture of the workplace.
- There are workplace safety requirements to inform and educate workers about the organization’s emergency action plan and evacuation procedures.
- Emergencies and disasters happen without warning—you need to identify the disasters that could arise at your workplace and the plan you’ll follow if they do occur.
- Certain events such as fires, chemical spills, and explosions can be prevented—know the measures you can implement to help prevent their occurrence.
- Seconds count in an emergency—it’s vital that you recognize the actions you can take to prevent a worst-case scenario. A quick response can be the difference between life and death.
- A well planned and safe evacuation from your facility helps ensure the safety of you and your coworkers.