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Natural disasters and national emergencies — Arizona


Governments often plan for disasters or emergencies and develop appropriate emergency response plans for known risks. Unfortunately, businesses do not always do the same. With instances of terrorism and workplace violence prevalent in today’s society, as well as disruptive weather events, employers should be more concerned about emergency planning. The experience with the COVID-19 pandemic has also brought the need to be flexible and adaptable to us all. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the American Red Cross and other organizations offer free information to help businesses become aware of the types of disasters and emergencies that they may face. They also offer templates to help facilities begin planning. A good example website to review before developing an emergency response plan is: