Archive for October 8, 2016
It’s a situation that employers and employees never want to find themselves in. It could be fire or weather-related like a serious storm or even situations like someone armed with gun, but in every case workplace emergencies involve the need for one strict element: communication.
Workplace emergencies can denote many different situations. Fires are the most common type of workplace emergency, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimating that fires cause as many as 10,000 employee injuries and 200 employee deaths every year. And according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the annual cost of workplace fires to American businesses is over $2 billion.
For general preparation, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration states that work sites more than four minutes from