Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sure, this Toothpaste for Dinner comic is funny, but it also brings to light the reality of workplace preparedness. A new study by the American Red Cross finds that 62% of American workers are not confident about their preparedness in the workplace and less than half of employees surveyed knew about a disaster plan at their workplace. What’s even scarier is that only slightly more than half (55%) had ever received specific disaster and emergency information from their employer.

Ok, enough with the stats. But think about it. Would you know what to do if your coworker collapsed at his desk from a heart-attack? What about if a tornado swept through area while you were still stuck at work? Apart from panicking, many people wouldn’t know how to react.

The Greater Chicago Red Cross is making it easier for employers to create a safer workplace by offering FREE Workplace Preparedness Seminars on Nov. 5 and 6.

The seminar will cover preparedness information and an overview of the latest health & safety training programs, and participants can even try their luck in a raffle to win a Powerheart G3 Plus AED—valued at $2,000! You’re getting excited now, aren’t you? Visit our website for more information and to register.

Of course no business wants to consider the unthinkable, but wouldn’t it be nice to know your workplace is prepared should a dire situation arise? Ask your employers to attend this seminar. And if you are an employer—be there!


Do you have a workplace preparedness horror story? Tell us for a chance to win a free Safety Tube! Perfect to keep at your office desk—just in case.

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