Emergency Preparedness

Why Emergency Preparedness Plans Are Crucial for Businesses Amidst the Pandemic

Words by Kate Zerrenner

As companies start bringing people back to in-person work at offices and facilities, the health protocols of those work environments are more top-of-mind than ever, often in ways that never occurred to people before the COVID-19 pandemic.

PT Freeport Indonesia Sends Emergency Team to Assist in Recovery and Relief to West Sulawesi


Two earthquakes rocked the Mamuju and Majene areas in West Sulawesi on January 14 and 15, causing landslides, casualties and property damage.

From Family Read-Alongs to a $100 Million Resilience Program, Booz Allen Responds to COVID-19


Reallocating $100 million to ensure job security. Adding options for flexible work, training, and expansion of the firm’s dependent-care program. Biweekly virtual family read alongs. A company-wide challenge to make face masks and other personal protection equipment.

In ways big and small, Booz Allen has rallied to support its employees and community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The firm is far from done though, and more initiatives will be announced in the days and weeks ahead!

PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, provides Flood Relief Rescue and Medical Services


When a flash-flood hit Sentani, Indonesia, on March 16, 2019, PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) was ready to help.

Within 24 hours, PTFI had mobilized resources to provide food, water, and critically needed rescue and medical services. Within 48 hours, the company had sent five emergency preparedness teams and two medical personnel to Sentani.

PTFI’s humanitarian efforts also included:

Joint Training Strengthens Disaster Response

A new SCE course brings together local representatives to work with first responders.

In 2015, when the call came in of an oil spill off of Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County, emergency officials immediately leaped into action.

EHS Insights: Most Common Low-Risk Regulatory Challenges in Europe

What we learned from auditing nearly 100 facilities

From 2015 to 2018, Antea Group audited almost 100 low-risk European facilities (offices, retail stores, and other non-manufacturing facilities) and came up with over 1,100 findings with an average of 12 findings per facility.  No low-risk workplaces, even managed office and co-working spaces, were without EHS gaps and issues.

Read our blog to find out the most common EHS gaps we encountered.

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Retired Colonel Heads Preparedness Operation for Duke Energy, Where Veterans Play Major Role in the Workforce


Steve McGugan’s passion to help people in the midst of crisis didn’t diminish when he retired from the U.S. Army. Only the battlefield has changed.

Driven to run to the sound of the guns, as one of his generals said, and responding to urgent situations distinguished his 24 years in the Army, including 39 months in combat operations.

That drive led McGugan, a colonel, to a new career. He joined Duke Energy in January as director of emergency preparedness.

Preparing Seniors for El Niño

SCE hands out flashlights and blankets during events that emphasize preparing for power outages and staying safe.

Jill Hyers knew she needed to educate the 420 residents at Santa Barbara’s Maravilla Senior Living Community about disaster preparedne

Expo Teaches Emergency Preparedness

SCE was among 50 companies, governmental agencies and vendors at the Ready Long Beach Community Emergency Preparedness Expo.

When the Reed family went to Long Beach’s Heartwell Park on a recent weekend, they planned to visit the duck pond as part of daughter Naomi’s seventh birthday celebration. But they ended up seeing much more than ducks, they saw a helicopter landing among other things.

NS Makes Community Safety a Priority

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The safe transport of customers’ freight is essential to Norfolk Southern’s long-term business success. The company’s strategy is threefold: prevention, mitigation, and emergency response. The railroad carries out this mission through investments in rail infrastructure improvements and technologies; extensive employee training; partnering with all levels of government; training local first responders; and carefully coordinating the shipment of product with customers.


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