|Emergency Management Guide for Business and Industry (FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1997, 67 p.)|
|SECTION 1 : 4 STEPS IN THE PLANNING PROCESS|
|STEP 4 : IMPLEMENT THE PLAN|
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?