a Tornado Plan
happen anywhere in the country. Most employers never prepare for such
an event. Would your employees know what to do if a tornado struck at
You can help ensure the safety of your staff and customers, if you
train your employees about tornado survival on the job.
First, locate a safe spot. If you have a tall building,
designate a small, central room or hallway on the lowest floor. If
your building is one story tall, choose the basement, or the
sturdiest room free of windows, and have everyone take shelter under
tables or desks.
If your employees spend a lot of time driving, make sure they move to
the lowest area they can find, buckled up and head down. If possible,
have them leave the vehicle and take shelter in a nearby building
tornado passes, use extreme caution moving through debris. 50% of
tornado-related injuries occur after the fact, from stepping
on sharp objects, or
coming into contact with damaged electrical lines.
treat the most life-threatening injuries first. Apply pressure to
bleeding wounds, and start CPR if someone has stopped breathing.
Never move a severely injured person, unless their life is in
immediate danger from nearby debris. When rescuers approach the area,
call attention to those who are injured and trapped.
Ideally, if you own a large business, one, or several
people on your staff should be licensed in CERT (Community Emergency
Response Teams), so that your team would have a trained leader ready
to act when disaster strikes. It's also a good idea to make sure a
few of your employees are trained in CPR. Talking these things
through before the storm begins could save lives.
Burglar's Point of View
If you walked
into your front yard and took a good look at your house, what would
you see? A bit of worn siding, trees that need trimming, old
paint on the front door? But what does an experienced home invader
You see a
He sees one
sturdy deadlock, when all your neighbors have two. Which house will
be easier to crack?
You see a
'Beware of Dog' sign in the window.
"My back door is probably open to let the dog out." Plus, homeowners with dogs
or cats are much less likely to activate their alarm systems at night
because they worry that a pet might accidentally trip a motion
sensor. Best not to advertise your animals.
You see a few,
slim openings between curtains.
He sees your
calendar, your key hooks and your purse on the kitchen counter. He knows
exactly when you will be out, and where to get a set of spare keys to
hold until you leave for an entire evening, when he will have lots of
time to rummage. In this case, privacy is safety.
With a little
foresight, you can outsmart the potential burglar before he picks
your home as a target. So take a quick walk in his shoes and then
Is Your Wi-Fi Connection
When you set
up a wireless router in your home, you open up the lines of
communication between the Internet and every wireless device in
range. Some homeowners may not be aware that their Wi-Fi coverage
extends beyond the walls of the house, possibly out to neighbors'
houses, depending on the strength of the signal.
several options available to secure your network from those who might
try to use it for questionable purposes. When your router is first
installed, the connection is open. This means that anyone in range
can use it, without inputting a password.
If your router is installed by a professional installer, you can be
reasonably sure that he or she added some type of encryption
before leaving your home.
The installer probably gave you a password to keep in a secure
location. It's a good idea to change this password soon after installation.
The two major
types of encryption your installer uses vary widely in their security
capabilities. WEP, or Wired Equivalent Privacy, is notoriously easy
to crack, with no more than a laptop, and a little time.
Wi-Fi Protected Access, or WPA, is much more secure, and should be
the encryption you use to keep your network free of illegal activity
you may be liable for, should someone use your signal. Contact your
Internet provider if you're unsure of the security of your home
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