Tip of the Week 11/2/09: Install dual sensor smoke alarms and residential fire sprinklers to protect your home business. Click here for more information: www.ready.gov/business/plan/planfiresafety.html.
Tip of the Week 10/26/2009: Educate and train your employees to avoid social engineering, phishing or email scams to ensure data integrity on your network. Learn more about DHS Cyber Security programs by clicking this link: www.dhs.gov/files/programs/cybersecurity.shtm.
Tip of the Week 10/19/09: Protect your computer systems by using encrypted web sites with secure socket layers (SSL), https addresses and closed padlock icons. For more cyber security resources, visit: www.us-cert.gov
Tip of the Week 10/13/09: National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Update your evacuation plans to include people with disabilities and special needs. For more preparedness resources, visit: www.disabilitypreparedness.gov/ppp/workprep.htm
Tip of the Week 10/05/09: Check your office for fire hazards, test fire alarms and extinguishers, and practice an escape route in support of Fire Prevention Week. For more details visit: www.usfa.dhs.gov/citizens/focus/.
Tip of the Week 9/28/09: Assess which staff, materials, procedures and equipment are absolutely necessary to stay in operation after an emergency. (www.ready.gov/business/plan/planning.html )
Tip of the Week 9/21/09: Make hand sanitizer available to employees and customers to reduce the spread of illnesses like H1N1 flu. Visit www.flu.gov for more ideas on how to prepare your organization for the fall flu season.
Tip of the Week 9/15/09: Learn ways to protect people, business property, and building structures and prevent business loss from a natural disaster. Find training and resources at www.fema.gov/privatesector/training.shtm
Tip of the Week 9/8/09: Understand when to evacuate or shelter in place, and establish a system for communicating instructions to your employees and customers. Make sure to plan how you will communicate with people who are deaf and hard of hearing, or who do not speak English. Visit www.Ready.gov/business for tips on how to develop your plans.
Tip of the Week of 8/31/09: Keep a current copy of your critical business files on an easily portable external storage device, such as a thumb drive or CD-ROM that you can take with you in an evacuation. Also consider using a remote server to minimize interruptions if your facilities are impacted by flood, fire, power outage or other hazard.
8|P a g e FEMA Private Editor/Writer:
Sector Division Tracey Batacan