American Red Cross Connecticut Region
Serving Connecticut since 1898.
Ready At Work
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When an emergency or disaster strikes, will your business be ready?  Have you given enough consideration to the "human element" in your Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)? 

Power outages, brown-outs or surges can affect your daily business operations.  Many disasters, like flooding, severe storms, hurricanes or tornadoes, can strike quickly and with little or no warning.  Medical emergencies – heart attacks, sudden cardiac arrest, seizures – can also strike with little or no advance warning.

For businesses large and small, being prepared for an emergency makes good business sense.  And so is helping your employees and their families to prepare at home.

Our Ready at Work program can help you plan for emergencies.  We’ve developed a five-part program which, when fully implemented, makes your business better prepared to withstand a natural, man-made or medical emergency.

The five key elements of the Ready at Work program are:

In addition to the inherent benefits of being Ready at Work, companies achieving this designation also benefit by:
  • Receiving incident specific preparedness tips from the American Red Cross Connecticut Chapter
  • Enhancing employee relations by demonstrating concern for their well-being with our Be Red Cross Ready program
  • Increased community visibility through the publication of joint media releases announcing your Red Cross Ready Workplace designation
  • A listing on the Connecticut Chapter’s “Ready at Work” workplaces website at www.ctredcross.org

To learn more about Ready at Work, please contact a member of our Corporate Programs team:
Lori DelVaglio - (203) 363-1042 x19 or [email protected]
Becky Johnson - (860) 992-2253 or [email protected]
Peter Lee - (860) 859-9585 or [email protected]

To learn more about the value-add of workplace training provided by the Red Cross, click on this five-minute video: Workplace Emergencies Happen Every Day.......Are your Employees and Your Organization Prepared?