Emergency Preparedness in the Workplace

General Information

Date Added Resource Source
Jun 2016

CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response


NOTE: the preparedness resources on this website are too numerous to list on one page. For more resources on specific topics, see the list of specific types of emergencies below.

Sep 2015

Fire Safety Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems (PDF)


The purpose of this manual is to increase the safety of emergency responders and building occupants by providing information about how firefighters typically interact with building features and fire protection systems during fires.

May 2015

Oregon Office of Emergency Management: Earthquakes


Visit this site for access to resources from Oregon Office of Emergency Management related to earthquake response and preparedness, including publications and videos.

Jul 2013

Public Health Practices -Emergency Preparedness and Response


400+ practices from 48 states for emergency preparedness & response.

Apr 2011

Public Health Preparedness Capabilities: National Standards for State and Local Planning


CDC's Public Health Preparedness Capabilities: National Standards for State and Local Planning now provides a guide that state and local jurisdictions can use to better organize their work, plan their priorities, and decide which capabilities they have the resources to build or sustain. The capabilities also help ensure that federal preparedness funds are directed to priority areas within individual jurisdictions.

Sep 2008

Managing Emergency Preparedness: Academic Health Centers Organize and Innovate (PDF)


The Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) has released Managing Emergency Preparedness: Academic Health Centers Organize and Innovate, a brief guide to enhancing institutional, system-wide approaches to emergency response.

Feb 2006



Ready is a national public service advertising campaign created by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in partnership with The Advertising Council, which is designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.

(U.S. Department of Homeland Security)
Oct 2005

NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Hurricane Response: Storm and Flood Cleanup


Storm and flood cleanup activities can be hazardous. Workers and volunteers involved with flood cleanup should be aware of the potential dangers involved, and the proper safety precautions. This information is intended to help employers and workers prepare in advance for anticipated response activities, such as those that may be needed for Hurricane Rita, and to prevent work-related injuries and illnesses in the field once rescue, recovery, and clean-up begin, such as the clean-up operations now occurring for Hurricane Katrina.

Aug 2003

OSHA's Emergency Preparedness and Response Page


This page provides links to Emergency Preparedness and Response materials for the workplace.

Apr 2003

MEDLINEplus: Disasters and Emergency Preparedness

Apr 2003

American Red Cross: Be Prepared


Disaster preparedness: Terrorism, Power Outage, Family Disaster Planning, Children & Disasters, Special Needs & Concerns, Animal Safety, Financial Preparations

(American Red Cross)
Apr 2003

Are You Ready? A Citizen's Guide to Preparedness


Are You Ready? A Guide to Citizen Preparedness brings together facts on disaster survival techniques, disaster-specific information, and how to prepare for and respond to both natural and man-made disasters.

Jan 2003

CDC's Emergency Preparedness and Response Website


Information on biological and chemical agents, preparation and planning, emergency response.