How to Use this Toolkit
The Business Emergency Preparedness Social Media Toolkit has safety and preparedness messages you can share on your social media channels. You can either copy these messages directly or customize them to reach your audience.
Businesses Face a Variety of Hazards
- Natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes.
- Health hazards such as widespread and serious illnesses like the flu.
- Human-caused hazards including accidents and acts of violence.
- Technology-related hazards like power outages and equipment failure.
What You Should know
- Know what to do before, during, and after a disaster.
- Identify your risks. Know what disasters are most likely to affect your business.
- Develop a workplace emergency plan and be sure employees know it.
- Create a crisis communications plan to keep in contact with customers, suppliers and employees during and after a disaster.
- Test and practice your preparedness plans.
- Have emergency supplies available at the workplace.
- Check your insurance policies to ensure you have enough coverage.
- Listen to local officials.
Graphics & Outreach Materials
For more engaging content, use a hashtag, include emoji’s, and attach graphics to social media posts. Below is a collection of graphics you can share with the below text.
- Business Earthquake Toolkit (PDF)
- Business Hurricane Toolkit (PDF)
- Business Inland Flooding Toolkit (PDF)
- Business Power Outage Toolkit (PDF)
- Help your business survive an earthquake with our Earthquake playbook: https://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/2020-03/how-to-prepare-for-an-earthquake.pdf #ReadyBusiness
- Flooding is the most common natural disaster. Help your business survive a flood with our business inland flooding playbook: https://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/2020-04/ready_business_inland-flooding-toolkit.pdf #ReadyBusiness
- Help your business survive a hurricane with our hurricane playbook for businesses: https://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/2020-04/ready_business_hurricane-toolkit.pdf #ReadyBusiness
- Business disaster planning tip: save important docs to the cloud for quick access after a storm #ReadyBusiness
- 40% of businesses never recover after a disaster. Make a plan today [VIDEO] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U0EFYKGn50&feature=youtu.be #ReadyBusiness
- 62% say they do not have an emergency plan in place for their business, learn how your business can prepare www.ready.gov/business #ReadyBusiness
- Business Owners: Make sure employees know where to find the first aid kit. Other tips for your business: https://www.ready.gov/business #ReadyBusiness
- Don't let your business end up in a dumpster. Make a flood safety plan today: www.ready.gov/business #ReadyBusiness
- Businesses: are you prepared for a disaster? Take a free business preparedness assessment today at https://www.readyrating.org/How-It-Works #ReadyBusiness
- Be sure you know your workplace emergency plan, including multiple ways to exit your building #ReadyBusiness
- Business disaster planning should take an “all hazards” approach. Learn more https://www.ready.gov/planning #ReadyBusiness
- Has your small business analyzed its vulnerabilities and the potential impacts of a disaster? Plan ahead before a disaster strikes. https://www.ready.gov/planning #ReadyBusiness
- Small businesses: conduct a risk assessment to identify potential hazards and the impacts a disaster could have. https://www.ready.gov/risk-assessment #ReadyBusiness
- Does your business have a disaster plan in place? Ready’s business continuity planning suite can help prepare https://www.ready.gov/business-continuity-planning-suite #ReadyBusiness
- Businesses: Once you have a disaster plan in place practice it with your employees. https://www.ready.gov/business/testing #ReadyBusiness
- Training employees and testing your business’ disaster plans are key to things running smoothly during and after a disaster: https://www.ready.gov/business/testing #ReadyBusiness
- Providing assistance and support for employees should be part of a business’ preparedness program. Learn more: https://www.ready.gov/business/implementation/employee #ReadyBusiness
- Business owners: Check your insurance policies to be sure you have enough coverage before a disaster strikes. #ReadyBusiness
Crisis Response and Communication
- How will your business communicate with customers, suppliers and employees in the event of a disaster? Create a crisis communications plan today: https://www.ready.gov/business/implementation/crisis #ReadyBusiness
- Businesses: plan ahead to recover lost data in the event of a disaster: https://www.ready.gov/business/implementation/IT #ReadyBusiness
- Evacuate? Shelter in place? Lockdown? What’s your plan for employees if a disaster strikes? Learn about protective actions to take here https://www.ready.gov/business/implementation/emergency #ReadyBusiness
- How will you evacuate employees in the event of a disaster? Having a good warning system is step one. https://www.ready.gov/business/implementation/emergency #ReadyBusiness
- An act of violence in the workplace could occur without warning. Learn how to train employees for such a disaster. https://www.ready.gov/business/implementation/emergency #ReadyBusiness
- Will your business’ disaster response plan work? Test your emergency preparedness program: https://www.ready.gov/business/testing #ReadyBusiness