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Business Disaster Kit

When preparing for emergency situations, it's best to think first about the basics of survival: fresh water, food, clean air and warmth. Encourage all employees to have a portable kit customized to meet personal needs, such as essential medications.


Contents of this section:

1. Important Documents 
2. Supplies
3. First Aid Kit 
4. Non-Prescription Drugs 
5. Tools and General Supplies

Important Documents 

Keep records in watertight plastic containers if possible

Insurance policies

Contracts and deeds

Stocks and bonds

Emergency contact information for employees

Bank account numbers

Credit card account numbers

Inventory of valuable business goods 

Important telephone numbers 

Supplies

Water

Plan to use non-perishable foods that do not require refrigeration and need minimal preparation and water

Battery powered radio w/extra batteries

Flashlight w/extra batteries

Dust or filter masks

Moist towelettes for sanitation

Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

Manual can opener

Garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

First Aid Kit 

During disasters we are more prone to injuries. All businesses should have a first aid kit available for all types of emergencies. Consider purchasing an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes

Assorted sizes of safety pins

Soap and cleansing agent

Several pairs of latex gloves

Sunscreen

2-inch and 4-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6 of each)

Triangular bandage

Non-prescription drugs

2-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)

3-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)

Scissors

Tweezers

Needle

Moistened towelettes

Antiseptic

Thermometer

Tongue blades

Petroleum jelly

Non-Prescription Drugs

Aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever

Anti-diarrhea medication

Antacid

Laxative

Activated charcoal (used under the advice of the Poison Control Center)

Medicine dropper

Tools and General Supplies

Mess kit, paper cups, plates and utensils

Emergency information (pamphlets, brochures and other reference material

Cash, travelers checks, change (if electrical power is lost, credit cards cannot be used)

Battery operated radio and extra batteries

Manual can opening

Fire extinguisher (ABC type)

Tube tent

Hammer

Screwdriver

Pliers

Wrench

Tape (Duct and masking)

Compass

Matches in waterproof container

Aluminum foil

Plastic bags of various sizes (with zip lock top)

Plastic storage bags

Plastic storage container

Signal flare

Needles and thread

Whistle (to signal)

Plastic sheeting

Various area maps