September is Preparedness Month, So How Prepared is Your Organization for a Disaster?

September is Preparedness Month, So How Prepared is Your Organization for a Disaster?

Many of us live in earthquake “country,” near a potential brush fire hazard, or are located in a flood area.

You may also be close to other hazards like a railroad track, highway or an airport.

Should your company be interrupted by any of this types of potential risks, how will you protect your tangible assets, your corporate records, you employees and your firm’s earnings?

All past and recent surveys tell us that the vast majority of companies are ill prepared for such events.  Most are either in denial or do not see it as a high enough priority to take steps to act.

Charles Wilson, a well-respected San Francisco Bay Area Risk Manager, posted his 10 Ways to Be Prepared for employers when preparing for a disaster.  I suggest you view it and here is the link for you to do so.

Like all comments from Charles, this is a worthwhile read.  So when you read this you can also add yourself to his monthly newsletter by going to “Subscribe” at right of the page.

For all of us in the risk management profession, one of our major concerns is the potential human loss of life, injury and income to employees and their families.

For those of you who have not taken his important preservation step, what are you waiting for?

If you are unsure how to approach this important task, reach out to me. I take inquiries on a no obligation basis.

You can contact me via email: Phone 916-960-8758.

If you wish to conduct some research on your own, try this resource that contains an abundance of valuable information:

Different topic:

Please join me at the Sacramento Employer Advisory Council (SEAC) meeting on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 for an informative breakfast seminar about responding to workplace injuries.   Employers, supervisors, HR and safety professionals will gain valuable insight on how to address employee workplace injuries, including steps to take when an injury occurs, reporting obligations and procedures, and effective strategies for managing insurance claims.

In addition to my presentation, each attendee will also receive a RisksNThreats Injury Best Practices Guide. This contains information on how to select the most appropriate medical provider, ways to comply and execute best claims reporting practices to minimize legal risk, and a method to monitor the employee recovery progress and insurance company charges, resulting in lower employer costs.

Go to the SEAC website link for more information and to register.  Hope you can join me.

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Tom Bone
Risk Insurance Advisor
ISU Insurance Services
2266 Lava Ridge Court
Roseville, California 95661
Phone 916.960.8758 or 800.823.4852 ext. 8758
Fax 916.773.4484
Mobile 925.285.6790
License #0306692