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How to Communicate With Employees During an Emergency

Author: Julie H. Cox

Along with the normal operations of businesses, comes the risk of emergency situations, ranging from personal, health-related emergencies all the way to on-site disasters such as terrorist attacks. Employers need to have an emergency action plan in place, devised carefully and in review of the most current policies and legal issues, with specific responses in place for employees to follow. Of high importance is how to communicate with employees in the event of an emergency, since the emergency may occur out of the vicinity where employees can heed supervisors' direction.