IS YOUR STAFF PREPARED?
According to a FEMA report published in 2014, the workplace may be one of the most effective channels through which to encourage individual and family preparedness. Survey results indicate a positive relationship between work status (full or part time) and emergency preparedness.
People who were encouraged by their employer to have a plan or participate in training were 76 percent and 86 percent more likely to do so, respectively. In addition, employed respondents participated in more home drills than unemployed participants . Employed respondents were also more likely to participate in training than those who were not employed. Of individuals who work full or part time, 46 percent reported participating in a workplace evacuation or shelter in place drill-respondents also reported completing both of these drills more often than not.
This really motivated me to send this week's tip, in which I would encourage you to share a survey monkey poll that I created to see how well our community is prepared. The survey is comprised of 8 multiple choice questions and should take about 1 minute to complete. Please pass this link along to your colleagues and I will share the findings in a future weekly tip. Here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RTD7FMZ
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