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close this bookEmergency Management Guide for Business and Industry (FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1997, 67 p.)
close this folderSECTION 1 : 4 STEPS IN THE PLANNING PROCESS
close this folderSTEP 4 : IMPLEMENT THE PLAN
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View the documentINTEGRATE THE PLAN INTO COMPANY OPERATIONS
Open this folder and view contentsCONDUCT TRAINING
View the documentEVALUATE AND MODIFY THE PLAN

INTEGRATE THE PLAN INTO COMPANY OPERATIONS

Emergency planning must become part of the corporate culture.

Look for opportunities to build awareness; to educate and train personnel; to test procedures; to involve all levels of management, all departments and the community in the planning process; and to make emergency management part of what personnel do on a day-to-day basis.

Test how completely the plan has been integrated by asking:

· How well does senior management support the responsibilities outlined in the plan?

· Have emergency planning concepts been fully incorporated into the facility's accounting, personnel and financial procedures?

· How can the facility's processes for evaluating employees and defining job classifications better address emergency management responsibilities?

· Are there opportunities for distributing emergency preparedness information through corporate newsletters, employee manuals or employee mailings?

· What kinds of safety posters or other visible reminders would be helpful?

· Do personnel know what they should do in an emergency?

· How can all levels of the organization be involved in evaluating and updating the plan?