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10/4/2018 Member News
How to Prepare for an Emergency at Work

How to Prepare for an Emergency at Work

Proper planning and preparation in advance can teach employees how to respond, help protect operations, and save lives should an emergency occur.
Watch this video on emergency preparedness. Here are five ways to stay safe in your workplace:

1. Know the location of the nearest exits, evacuation routes, automated external defibrillator (AED) and fire extinguishers
2. Know your building security and floor leaders
3. Participate in emergency exercises, drills and training programs
4. Advise your supervisor of potential hazards so these can be corrected
5. Eliminate potential fire hazards by keeping offices and cubicles free from paper clutter; recycle all unnecessary paper

Don’t forget… if you see a downed power line, leave the area immediately and call us at 1-800-411-7343 or 911. Never touch a fallen power line or anything in contact with it. Also, if you suspect a natural gas leak, leave the area immediately. From a safe location, call 911 or call us at 1-800-411-7343.