PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESSES FROM DISASTER

Source: http://flash.org/readybusiness/infographics.php
  • People — An Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-required emergency action plan for dealing with on-site emergency, sheltering, and evacuation situations, as well as encouraging staff preparedness at home.
  • Operations — A continuity plan to carry your business through minor disruptions (like a short term power outage) and major disasters (like a direct-hit hurricane), and a crisis communications plan to stay connected with staff and stakeholders during and after the emergency.
  • Information — Backing up and safely storing your business’s vital records.
  • Finances — Proper insurance coverage to mitigate the financial risks of damage and disruption — especially from flooding — and plans to ensure access to cash and credit needed to survive a period of disruption.
  • Property — Plans to secure your property in the event of an emergency and mitigating physical risk through storm resistant building and retrofitting techniques.

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