Florida Emergency Closings laws & HR compliance analysis

Florida Emergency Closings: What you need to know

Agencies of the state of Florida help businesses plan for natural and man-made disasters, train employees, and prepare for disaster recovery.
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The State Emergency Response Team (SERT) and Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) have a FloridaDisaster website with a special information page for businesses. with information on hurricane (flood and wind) and other severe weather preparedness, insurance, tax relief, and more at http://www.floridadisaster.org. There is also information for disasters not related to the weather, such as industrial accidents and contamination and terrorism, and also links to emergency contacts and disaster resources.
FloridaDisaster has developed a Florida Business Disaster Survival Kit available in both English and Spanish at http://www.floridadisaster.org/supplykit.htmthat helps employers with the planning process, hazard analysis and response, and recovery and mitigation.
FloridaDisaster also has an online business disaster planning resources for small- to medium-sized businesses, at http://www.floridadisaster.org.
Employers should periodically remind employees of community disaster warning signals, such as sirens. Also, employers should not wait to allow employees to evacuate once warning signals have been sounded.
The Florida Business Disaster Survival Kit includes an Exercise and Training Web page that describes how employers should hold drills and functional exercises for employees.
Each year in mid February, DEM, the state Emergency Response Team, and the Florida branch of the American Red Cross sponsor a statewide Hazardous Weather Awareness Week that addresses ...

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