Listen to radio and TV for current information and instructions.
Be alert to suspicious activity and report it to the proper authorities immediately.
Work with local community leaders, emergency management, government agencies, community organizations, and utilities to meet immediate needs of the citizens.
Be prepared to work with a dispersed or smaller work force.
Ensure mental health counselors are available for employees.
Review emergency plans to include continuity of operations and media materials.
Determine needs to restrict access to business or provide private security firm.
Contact vendors and suppliers to confirm their emergency response plan procedures.
If a need is announced, contact nearest blood collection agency and offer assistance.
Contact private security firm for security risk assessment and to determine availability of support and enforcement.
Contact voluntary organizations you support to determine how you can provide assistance in case of emergency.
Dialogue with community leaders, emergency management, government agencies, community organizations and utilities about disaster preparedness.
Ensure emergency communication plan is updated to include purchase of needed equipment.
Ask the local Red Cross chapter to provide a Preparing for the Unexpected presentation at your workplace for employees.
Use Red Cross Emergency Management Guide for Business and Industry to develop written emergency plans to address all hazards. Include an emergency communication plan to notify employees of activities; designate an off-site "report to" location in case of evacuation.
Develop continuity of operations plan to include designation of an alternate work facility/location for business.
Obtain copies of Terrorism: Preparing for the Unexpected and Preparing Your Business for the Unthinkable brochures from your local Red Cross chapter for distribution to all employees/management as appropriate.