How Your Business can be Better Prepared for the Unexpected

This weekend, towns throughout the Midwest and South were hit by tornadoes and damaging storms. Inevitably, many businesses throughout the region are now coping with damage to their buildings or infrastructure, and wishing they had done more in advance to prepare for the unexpected.

EHS Today’s recent piece entitled “Are You Prepared?” is a timely reminder that businesses can, and should, take preemptive steps to protect themselves for when disaster strikes. Ines Pearce, manager of the BCLC Disaster Help Desk, was interviewed for the piece and was able to share the best practices she has learned by working with businesses across the country in times of disaster.

“Everyone thinks that disasters happen to somebody else,” says Pearce. “But all businesses should plan for anything that might disrupt the business. It doesn’t have to be a major event like a tornado or fire or flood. It’s anything that keeps them from operating.”

If you’d like to know how to better prepare your business for the unexpected, please visit the Help Desk and read the full EHS Today article on their site.

BCLC’s Disaster Help Desk provides on-the-ground coordination of information among businesses, local chambers of commerce, NGOs, government responders and disaster recovery specialists in times of disaster throughout the United States. The Help Desk is made possible through a donation from the Office Depot Foundation. If you’re unfamiliar with the BCLC Disaster Help Desk, we have three ways you can learn more:

  1. Visit the Help Desk web site,
  2. Call the Help Desk line at 1-888-MY-BIZ-HELP,
  3. Like the Help Desk on Facebook to receive important updates in times of disaster.

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