Hardly a week passes without news of a natural or man-made disaster somewhere in the United States or around the world. Floods, tornadoes, earthquakes hit us when we least expect it. If you get through a single year without so much as a power outage, you’ve had a great year.
While many people keep emergency preparedness kits at home, they often overlook the workplace. That doesn’t really make sense. Your chances of getting caught in an emergency at work are significant. (especially since you spend 8 or more hours there a day)
Here are a few essential items for a workplace emergency kit:
• Flashlight and extra batteries
• Battery-powered lantern
• Emergency blanket
• Extra toothbrush and toothpaste
• Backup personal hygiene items
• Emergency phone numbers
• Some canned or freeze-dried food
• A gallon jug of fresh water
• A manual can opener
• A battery-powered radio
• Comfortable clothes
Those items may not sound like they’ll bring you much comfort, but imagine for a second if you have none of the above in your workplace work when disaster hits. These are just suggestions, which means you can adjust according to your needs.
We have teamed with the American Red Cross to create an Emergency Preparedness Guide for free. No matter if you are in your car, at home, or in the office, it is important during this season to be prepared for any emergency you encounter.