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For Businesses: Planning Tools

Step 3: Talk to Your People

One of the best methods to ensure your company’s recovery is to provide for your coworkers’ well-being. Communicate regularly with employees before, during, and after an incident.

Your employees and coworkers are your business’s most valuable asset. Talk with your staff frequently and practice what you intend to do during and after an emergency. Evaluate and revise your processes based on lessons learned.

  • Include emergency preparedness information, available at, in newsletters, on your company intranet, periodic e-mails, and other internal communications tools
    • Include disaster training in new employee orientations
  • Set up a telephone calling tree, an e-mail alert, or a call-in voice recording to communicate with employees during an emergency
  • Designate a phone number for employees to leave an "I'm okay" message in case of a catastrophic disaster.
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