Utah Emergency Preparedness laws & safety compliance analysis

Utah Emergency Preparedness: What you need to know

The state of Utah has a separate agency, the Department of Public Safety's Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, that addresses disaster preparedness and emergency response. For more information, go to http://publicsafety.utah.gov/emergency management and click on Business, or call 801-538-3400.

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The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management also maintains a Be Ready Utah Web page specifically for businesses that contains downloads on emergency supplies, threat identification, cyber security, pandemic flu planning, and more emergency planning topics at http://bereadyutah.gov/business/ index.html.


As part of the Emergency Alert System, the state uses local radio and television stations to give emergency warnings and information. Counties and municipalities maintain emergency warning systems with sirens and reverse 911 capabilities to warn resident of emergencies.

The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management provides emergency e-mail updates and alerts via social media. Sign up on the agency website at http://www.utahemergencyinfo.com.


The state has information for businesses about protective measures against terrorism at terrorism.html.

The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has information on natural hazards (earthquakes, floods and debris flow, severe weather, etc.) and hazardous materials, including biological and chemical weapons on its website.

Evacuation routes.The Utah Division of Emergency Services (DES) suggests that businesses also plan alternate vehicular evacuation routes for employees in the event that wildfires, floods, ...

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