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Facility protection

Business require special measures to protect their operations, infrastructure, and workers from any potential harmful effects an emergency could cause. Emergencies can be the result of man-made or natural events, some examples may include terrorism, earthquakes, tornadoes, extreme temperatures, fires, hurricanes, and appearance of diseases such as Ebola, among others. Depending on the type of emergency different hazards may present in the emergency locations. These hazards may include chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, ergonomic, and physical hazards among others. Therefore, it is important to establish a plan before the occurrence of these events to be prepared in case an emergency happens. These plans may include different stages such as facility protection, in which business owners or managers can take steps to identify potential hazards and make changes to prevent, mitigate or control them. Managers can also support the creation of planning guidelines of emergency management, covering topics such as evacuation plans, procedures, shelter, fire safety, and disaster kits among others. This webpage provides business access to different resources.

The links below provide guidance on steps businesses can take to improve the protective features of their facilities.

Page last reviewed: March 28, 2018