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Keeping your employees safe is your goal. We can help you prepare for and recover from an emergency!

More than 60% of the U.S. population has been affected by a natural disaster.

Unfortunately, weather patterns have become increasingly volatile and unpredictable. Severe weather, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding and blizzard conditions, as well as natural disasters like earthquakes and wildfires, can strike with little or no warning. Make sure your business is prepared.

Advance preparation can make all the difference. Ensure you have a plan in place and the equipment and supplies you need to deal with the situation during and after the event. Doing so can save time, protect your employees and facilities, and speed recovery, all of which can amount to significant long-term savings.

For all your needs, you can trust Applied Industrial Technologies. Supplying more than 6.5 million products from 4,000 manufacturers, Applied® is your partner in providing products that are critical for preparedness and recovery.

 

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WHAT TO DO PRIOR TO AN EMERGENCY


  • Purchase or create emergency preparedness kits for your employees.
  • Understand your insurance policies. Many businesses are not covered in the event of a fire or flood.
  • Learn the location of and how to shut off your gas, water and electricity.
  • Listen to National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) radio, watch TV, listen to your local radio stations or check the Internet often for official news and instructions.
  • Educate your employees on different types of disasters that may occur in your area.
  • Provide them with an emergency contact list, including phone numbers and addresses of local shelters.
  • Develop an evacuation plan and practice with your employees every six months.
  • Back up computer data frequently throughout the business day. Keep backups off site.

For more information and tools to help you prepare, visit ready.gov, FEMA, and the SBA Emergency Preparedness websites.