It’s that time of year, hurricane season on the East Coast. June through the end of November is the typical time frame to expect a hurricane, and peak periods are between August and October. According to forecasters’ predictions this year will be very active, so ensuring your business and employees are prepared is essential.
- Determine your risk
- Develop an evacuation plan
- Maintain PPE or supply kit
- Stay up to date with local authority instructions
- Evaluate and monitor exposure to hazards
For more details from the U.S. Department of Labor, click here. For other hurricane preparedness information from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), click here. The following are state specific websites that also have helpful information to stay safe during a hurricane: FEMA, North Carolina Dept. of Public Safety, South Carolina Emergency Management Division, and Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency.