Participate and celebrate with Haws and thousands across the country, as we work to raise awareness of what it takes to stay safe. Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, in our homes and communities.
One helpful step to cultivating a safety culture is to create a preparedness policy in the workplace. Workplace accidents such as: spills of hazardous chemicals, fires, machinery breakdowns can be prevented with the implementation of a preparedness policy. The preparedness policy should be consistent with the mission statement and vision of the business.
Goals for a preparedness policy are (suggested by Ready: Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed):
- Prevent environmental contamination
- Protect the safety of employees, visitors, contractors, and others at risk from hazards at the facility.
- Plan for individuals with disabilities and functional needs.
Important components of a preparedness policy:
- Learn what protective measures to take before, during, and after an emergency.
Make A Plan
- Prepare, plan and stay informed for emergencies.
Build A Kit
- Be prepared by building an employee kit for various disaster scenarios. (Basic disaster kit)
- Find opportunities to support community preparedness.
For more robust information on how to develop a preparedness plan click here.
National Safety Council