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What is an evacuation assembly area?

What is an evacuation assembly area?

An evacuation assembly area is a safe zone away from a building, marked in advance, where your employees and guests can congregate in the event of an emergency evacuation, such as a fire. This should be at a safe distance from the building, it should be universally known by your employees, and it should enable […]

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Most workplaces lack in emergency preparedness, says survey

Most workplaces lack in emergency preparedness, says survey

Do your employees know how to handle a crisis at workplace? Is your office’s emergency preparedness plan adequate? OSHA defines workplace emergency as “an unforeseen situation that threatens your employees, customers, or the public; disrupts or shuts down your operations; or causes physical or environmental damage.” It is important for employers to see whether a […]

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Ethnic distrust complicates the massive cyclone evacuation in Myanmar

Ethnic distrust complicates the massive cyclone evacuation in Myanmar

After causing widespread panic, Cyclone Mahasen weakened considerably as it reached the Bangladesh coast. Fearing severe devastation, more than 800,000 people had already been evacuated in Bangladesh. Evacuees took refuge in 2000 cyclone shelters, schools, and colleges along the country’s long coastline. A beefed-up emergency preparedness plan was put in place to help the country […]

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