Infographic: How Prepared is Your Workplace?

On average, we spend over 50 hours a week away from our homes. Chances are, if a sudden disaster occurs, it could be when we are away from our home base and preps.

A disaster plan is only as good as its ability to be understood by a group of individuals. Ensuring that your workplace has an emergency plan and supplies will help employees adapt to the disaster easier.

Workplaces should have preparedness protocols in place for fires, natural disasters, robberies, cyber attacks, federal crisis and PR disasters.

Create a Workplace Emergency Supply

Many of the following emergencies can be sudden in natural and a workplace emergency supply can help. Since office spaces are short on space, keep portability and lightweight preps in mind. You can easily store a backpack of supplies in the office or store them in your vehicle. A decent sized backpack can easily fit in a small workplace or cubicle and hold a supply of emergency supply items. Some items to keep in mind are:

  • Have a supply of shelf stable foods or MREs
  • Portable water filtration system or purification tablets
  • Extra water
  • Flashlight
  • Whistle
  • Athletic socks
  • Pair of walking shoes or hiking boots
  • Small medical kit
  • Local map
  • Face mask
  • Emergency contact numbers
  • Extra money (large bills and loose change for calls)
  • Cell phone charger
  • Multipurpose tool
  • Small radio
  • Copy of workplace emergency exits
When Disaster Strikes: How Prepared is Your Workplace

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The Prepper's Blueprint

Tess Pennington is the author of The Prepper’s Blueprint, a comprehensive guide that uses real-life scenarios to help you prepare for any disaster. Because a crisis rarely stops with a triggering event the aftermath can spiral, having the capacity to cripple our normal ways of life. The well-rounded, multi-layered approach outlined in the Blueprint helps you make sense of a wide array of preparedness concepts through easily digestible action items and supply lists.

Tess is also the author of the highly rated Prepper’s Cookbook, which helps you to create a plan for stocking, organizing and maintaining a proper emergency food supply and includes over 300 recipes for nutritious, delicious, life-saving meals. 

Visit her web site at for an extensive compilation of free information on preparedness, homesteading, and healthy living.

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Originally published June 13th, 2014
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One Response to Infographic: How Prepared is Your Workplace?

  1. boyo says:

    ” loose change for calls”

    Really? I’ll die an old man before I could find a pay phone

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