Most of us have a home emergency plan for our families. When was the last time you actively thought about how to respond to an emergency at work?

During an emergency, you may find it difficult to think quickly and remember all the things you need to do. Although emergencies do not happen often, planning for them is one of those crucial ‘just in case’ precautions, like having smoke detectors.

Knowing what to do when an emergency occurs in the workplace may make the difference when the seconds count. Create an Emergency Action Plan that covers topics such as emergency communications, and evacuation, emergency and reporting procedures. Get help with an action plan at