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Work: 5 to stay alive

If an emergency happens while you’re at work, will you be prepared? Start with these five emergency essentials, then learn more about how to make a plan.

posted September 01, 2017

Every workplace should have an emergency preparedness plan, including necessary supplies in case employees can't get home. Employees also should consider keeping the following personal items on hand.

Change of clothes. Long pants and long-sleeved shirt, sturdy shoes, jacket.

Warm gloves and a blanket

Water (16 oz) and energy bars (3)

First aid kit with CPR face shield. Sign up for first aid training at work or in your community.

Garbage bags, hand sanitizer, moist towelettes for personal sanitation

What to do next:

Make a plan for your business.

Take five minutes to be better prepared.

Print emergency essentials list


Watch videos and find emergency planning tips for work, home, school, and car.