The reality is, most emergency events have a cadence. While some are recurring and offer some level of predictability, others are infrequent or virtually impossible for any organization to anticipate. With that in mind, preparing for all types of events as if they could happen any time can help enhance your short-term ability to react as well as reduce the severity of their impact on your organization.
Biological events like a pandemic are most often:
Natural disasters like a hurricane or flood are most often:
We help our customers and partners understand the risks that a variety of types of crises pose to their organization, and then we go to work helping them proactively prepare to mitigate the fallout during one.
In a pandemic, your goal is going to be protecting people over an extended period of time. What types of PPE and other supplies will you need? How much? How often will it need to be replaced? We have the answers to help you develop a plan to confidently confront the challenges of a pandemic response.
Floods, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes—you name it, our team has helped respond to it. That’s why we’re uniquely qualified to help you prepare with the right plan and products you’ll need to protect people and help your operation recover from a natural disaster.
Having a sustainable inventory plan can help ensure you can protect employees and keep your business operating when a disaster strikes. We can help you determine what types of PPE and other supplies you’ll need, how much to have on hand and how to manage your inventory to avoid relying on expired products.
It's not enough to provide a respirator for your employees—they also need to be fit tested and trained on how to properly wear one for it to be effective. That's why we provide comprehensive resources and education on how to optimize a respiratory protection program in a variety of different work environments. From healthcare facilities to office buildings to disaster cleanup efforts, it's essential to have the right personal protective equipment for the job and the knowledge of how to use it.
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