Disaster Planning—What Supervisors Need to Know

Course Description:

This online disaster planning training course will help teach supervisors and safety managers to recognize the types of workplace disasters they may face, understand the requirements of the emergency response plan, satisfy employee training requirements, and carry out emergency response duties effectively while at work.

Course Duration: 23 minutes

Why “Disaster Planning—What Supervisors Need to Know” Matters:

  • Fires are the most common type of workplace disasters. The National Fire Protection Association reports that a fire department somewhere in America responds to a fire every 16 seconds.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that fires cause as many as 10,000 employee injuries and 200 employee deaths every year.
  • The U.S. Fire Administration says that losses from industrial fires cost U.S. businesses over $4 billion a year in property losses and more than $8 billion in business interruption costs.
  • Explosions resulting from fires, bombs, or other causes can claim many lives, leave many more badly injured, and destroy property.
  • Natural disasters such as earthquakes and tornadoes can strike with little or no warning. Hurricanes and floods may be forecast, but effective emergency action in these situations may nevertheless be required.

Key Points:

  • Workplace disasters can strike at any time and with very little warning.
  • Emergency response planning and disaster preparedness can save lives, reduce the number of injuries, and prevent loss of property.
  • Employee training in emergency procedures and special response duties is essential.
  • You play a crucial role in preparing our organization for workplace disasters and other emergencies.

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