June 3, 2020

Are You Ready for Hurricane Season?

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Hurricane season is upon us in Louisiana. While COVID-19 held our attention, the 2020 storm season snuck up on us. Don’t let your business be caught by surprise!

Now is the time to plan for a potential tropical system to make landfall in Louisiana.  LWCC’s Safety Services Team offers the following checklist to guide companies in their preparation efforts.

  • Review your emergency preparedness plan now for both your business and family.
  • If you do not have an emergency preparedness plan, now is the time to develop one.
  • If you have an emergency plan, test the plan and educate your personnel on the mechanics of the plan.
  • Identify an alternate operating location for your facility, equipment, and employees should your existing space experience severe damage.
  • Back up valuable electronic data to allow for operations in an alternate location.
  • Identify/secure reliable backup power and an adequate fuel source for an extended period of time.
  • Ensure your employees have a plan to secure their families in a safe location.
  • Identify if you need to set up contracts for food, water, fuel, and damage repair to your operation once a storm has passed.  Outline options and/or secure contracts for these materials and services.
  • Identify a plan should there be a long-term disruption due to storm damage.
  • Identify how much time you will need to secure your business, your employees, and your employees’ families prior to the storm making landfall.
  • Outline a plan for post-storm recovery.

Proper preparation can lessen the potential impact a storm will have on your business and on your employees and their families.  

Generator and Candle Safety

Our Safety Services team is constantly evaluating best practices to keep businesses and workers safe.  Disaster recovery brings new threats to safety.  Two of these threats are generators and candles.  While essential during these times and extremely beneficial, generators can cause injury and even death if not used properly.  If used in correctly, candles can cause further destruction.  See the team’s generator and candle safety tips for more on how to use these tools properly.

GENERATOR SAFETY GUIDE

CANDLE SAFETY GUIDE

Resources

Don’t have an emergency plan yet? Here are additional online resources to assist you in developing a plan:

www.ready.gov/business

www.getagameplan.org

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/emres/business.html

www.osha.gov/SLTC/emergencypreparedness/general.htmlhttps://

https://www.asbestos.com/support/natural-disaster-emergency-plan/

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