May is the time to prepare for disasters. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is highlighting employee preparedness throughout the month. Businesses are encouraged to look at their workplace emergency plans, conduct safety drills and encourage their employees to put together a home emergency supply kit and family communication plan.
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Businesses that don’t already have an emergency plan should start by assessing the threats in their area such as tornadoes, flooding, earthquakes or blizzards. Using that assessment, businesses should develop a plan that addresses each threat.