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Disaster Relief Resources

The success of a company's response to a hurricane, tornado, fire, or flood depends on advanced planning. Business continuity planning involves documenting the procedures, policies, and information intended to deliver continuity of critical functions in the event of any major disruption. 

The role of employers is important. They can involve the local community in company business continuity planning. To maximize the success of corporate response planning, companies should communicate openly with state and local public health and law enforcement agencies.

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Featured Resources

Preparing Your Company for a Natural Disaster: A Hurricane Harvey Case StudyPreparing Your Company for a Natural Disaster: A Hurricane Harvey Case Study
This infographic provides a look at how employers can prepare for and handle natural disasters.

Employer Response to Hurricane HarveyEmployer Response to Hurricane Harvey
This survey looks at how employers are handling operations as well as supporting employees in these areas. Specifically, this survey asks about prevalence of emergency relief funds, financial support and other benefits that are being offered to affected employees. Additionally, this survey looks at corporate giving programs and business continuity plans. Nineteen members of the Business Group responded to this survey.

Public Policy Alert: Leave Based Donations for Hurricane VictimsNatural Disaster Response:
Stepping Up, Giving Back and Leading Forward

In the aftermath of a natural disaster, employers have a significant role in providing needed leadership and assistance to employees, families and communities. Their contributions are often critical to the physical and emotional recovery of those affected.

 

Also of Interest

Blog: Hurricane Season is Here: Employers Brace for a Hard Hit and Prepare to Aid in Recovery
With Hurricane Florence set to slam into the East Coast, large employers are activating emergency preparedness plans and preparing to extend assistance and support to those affected.

Emergency Relief Funds
Employee Emergency Relief Funds (ERFs) can be a valuable benefit to employees facing financial hardship due to an unexpected natural disaster or domestic abuse.

Global Emergency Preparedness & Response

Blog: Natural Disaster Response: Stepping Up, Giving Back and Leading Forward
The National Business Group on Health committed 10% of every Workforce Strategy 2017 registration received after September 11th to aid hurricane relief efforts in Houston.

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)

 

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