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Be Prepared--At Work...and At Home

August 27, 2014
September is National Preparedness Month.  This is an important campaign to raise awareness and motivate action to be ready to deal with an emergency and recover from it, be it an accident, a natural disaster, a broken pipe, a pandemic, a power failure, a hazardous material incident, or an act of terrorism.  This year’s theme, “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”, urges everyone to focus on activities to increase preparedness.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the lead agency for coordinating emergency preparedness and response. 
GreenWorksGov is returning to this timely issue, having previously written about the nexus between green teams and emergency response and business resumption planners.  In that column, published in 2011 as Hurricane Irene took the east coast by force, we noted the link between climate changes and violent storms, and dealing with the resulting public health threats of contaminated water and power outages.  The lessons of these past few years are clear—be prepared at home and at work. Read more.

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