After a Disaster

Management Actions

Ensure availability of key management personnel

Convene recovery team and key personnel for recovery decisions and activities

Communicate recovery moves, activities, and work status to active workforce

Notify off-duty personnel about work status

Notify customers and vendors of changes in status or procedures

Document decisions and procedures

Employer Support Services

Cash advances

Salary continuation

Flexible or reduced work khours

Crisis counseling

Care packages

Medical support

Clean-up and Salvage

Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for clean-up such as water tight boots, work gloves, hard hats, safety glasses, appropriate clothing, and respirators

Protect undamaged property and secure the property

Close-up building openings

Remove smoke, water, and debris; to ensure best practice decontamination procedures, consult your local emergency management or state health agencies

Protect equipment against moisture

Provide utility maps to emergency responders

Resume Operations

Coordinate power restoration with utility companies, energizing on your own could cause damage and injury

Restore sprinkler systems and other fire protection equipment

Restore equipment and property for critical operations

Return backup power, equipment, and communication systems to their normal modes

Ensure personnel safety and security

Conduct an employee briefing

Maintain contact with clients and suppliers

Find your Lessons Learned

Debrief with staff on lessons learned and share findings

Review and update emergency response, crisis management, and business continuity plans.