Emergency preparedness saves lives in the workplace

A Safety News article.

No matter where you work, you’re sure to encounter emergencies.

These can be earthquakes, fires, chemical spills, weather, or any number of other natural and man-made disasters. Workplace preparedness is key in these situations, and can mean the difference between life and death.

Appropriate alarm signals should be equipped in the workplace by employers, to reduce or avoid work-related accidents and injuries that can occur during an emergency. This can be a public address system, which functions more efficiently than the legally required evacuation signs. Using a public address system, employers can relay alerts of danger and/or calls to evacuate the building.

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