California Businesses Prepare Employees for Emergencies with
Purchase of American Family Safety Ready Kits
What Steps Has Your Office Taken to Protect Staff?
Toronto, Ontario (December 15, 2005) – In response to recent natural disasters, many organizations across the country are preparing their workplaces for emergencies. Most recently, two California businesses – Utility Vault of Northern Calif. and Thermage, Inc., of Hayward, Calif. near San Francisco – have emphasized the importance of employee safety through Ready Kits™ and Ready Tubes™ from American Family Safety to equip their employees with the items needed in case of an emergency at home and in the workplace.. The companies recently purchased
The Ready Kit™ is a bright orange backpack containing all the items recommended by the Department of Homeland Security for a disaster readiness kit. The $49 kit includes a first-aid kit, flashlight, radio, three-day supply of food and water with a five-year shelf life, and other essential items. The $39 Ready Tube™ contains in a space-saving package that fits underneath employees’ desks. When completing checkout at www.americanfamilysafety.com, businesses also can choose from a list of charities where American Family Safety will donate a percentage of the sale.
“It was essential to make our safety a high priority by providing Ready Tubes™ for our employees as we spend a significant part of the week at the office,” said Chris Hawkins of Thermage. “If a disaster were to occur during the day, I feel that our office is now adequately prepared to handle an emergency situation.”
A record breaking number of hurricanes brought emergency preparedness into the spotlight in 2005. A national, independent survey from American Family Safety found that even after recent natural disasters, nearly half of all Americans report no change in their level of concern about how a disaster might affect them.
“It is important to realize that being prepared at home is simply not enough,” said Morley Ivers, president of American Family Safety. “With more and more time being spent at the office, it is vital for businesses to be prepared so that employees feel safe.”
Companies like Utility Vault and Thermage, Inc., realize the importance of protecting the health and wellness of their employees. American Family Safety encourages businesses to emphasize the safety of their employees by purchasing disaster readiness supplies for the entire office in case of an emergency. Visit www.americanfamilysafety.com for more information about and education.
About American Family Safety
American Family Safety is an international corporation that distributes emergency preparedness education materials and supplies. The company markets a 72-hour family emergency preparedness product called the Ready Kit™. American Family Safety was created to further the goals of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to equip Americans with the tools and knowledge needed in case of a disaster or emergency. For more information, or to order a kit, visit American Family Safety at www.americanfamilysafety.com.
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American Family Safety, Inc.
Phone: 866-686-8400 ext. 222