Hazards and Threats
While it will never be possible to identify all the potential threats to your business, here are a few common disruptions in the workplace.
The natural hazards most likely to affect our region are:
Do you know the difference between a “watch” and a “warning”?
Man-made and Technological Hazards
Hazardous Material (HAZMAT)
Chemical manufacturers are one source of hazardous materials, but there are many others, including vehicle service stations, hospitals, dry cleaners, food processors and distributors and hazardous materials waste sites such as water and sewage treatment plants.
Even if your business does not handle any chemicals, you should be aware of any nearby facilities that are handling hazardous chemicals. A release could affect your workers, customers, and property.
HAZMAT information covering what to do before, during and after an incident from FEMA.
HAZMAT resources in Nebraska from the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency.
There are several active Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) in South Central Nebraska. A LEPC is a group of representatives from all parties interested in HAZMAT in a community. They identify potential risks from hazardous chemicals, minimize those risks, prevent accidents, develop effective plans to deal with a chemical emergency, and provide the public with information about events that affect them.
Threat and Technological Hazards
Hazard and threat information covering terrorism, explosions, biological and chemical threats, nuclear and radiological incidents from FEMA.