KERAMIDA's emergency management consultants provide crisis management and emergency response planning and training to ensure companies have the resources necessary to successfully handle worst case scenarios.
KERAMIDA has developed Crisis Management and Emergency Response Plans for power plants, manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, and utilities, worldwide.
Crisis Management and Business Continuity Planning
Crisis management plans are the process by which an organization deals with a major event that threatens to harm the organization, its stakeholders, or the general public. Crisis management planning is considered to be the most important process in public relations today. A well-defined and executed crisis response plan is a key component in maintaining business continuity, and will significantly minimize the damage to organizational credibility in both the financial and public sectors.
KERAMIDA's crisis preparedness experts are able to assist businesses in developing a comprehensive crisis management plan that defines the critical roles and responsibilities for each of the specific business groups necessary to effectively manage the crisis and maintain business continuity.
Emergency Response Plans
Having an emergency response plan in place is critical to the safety and security of site employees, contractors, visitors and responding agencies in all types of businesses. Knowing how to react in the moments immediately following a catastrophic event is paramount; issuing a timely warning to evacuate, shelter-in place or lockdown can save lives. Implementing an integrated emergency response plan will reduce confusion, provide coordinated efforts to keep facility personnel safe and informed, minimize site damages and financial impact, and help maintain business continuity.
Prevention • Mitigation • Preparedness • Response • Recovery
We work with each business or organization to organize, draft, and implement an emergency response plan that specifically addresses all the potential emergency scenarios. Our expert crisis response trainers provide employee training in a clear, easy-to-follow way, to ensure that employees come away fully understanding the security protocols for each type of emergency.
Our Emergency Response Consulting Services include:
Comprehensive safety plans to address all significant emergencies with the potential of impacting worker safety.
Regulatory required Risk Management Plans to protect worker safety, public health, and the environment.
Incident and response tracking for compliance reporting and continuous improvement.
Workplace Violence Risk Management Plans
It is important that all businesses and organizations have a Workplace Violence Risk Management Plan in place which includes employee training, in order to be able to respond to any scenario that may present itself. Organizations have a responsibility to their employees to provide a safe working environment free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious harm. This is a requirement under the OSHA General Duty Clause. Therefore, organizations can be held liable for not taking the necessary measures to protect their employees. The consequences to such a failure can be devastating regarding cost, reputation and loss of quality employees.
KERAMIDA's risk management professionals are ready to assist organizations by preparing workplace violence risk management plans, performing property threat / vulnerability assessments, and conducting mock drills.
Written Workplace Violence Risk Management Plans include:
- Roles and responsibilities of personnel
- Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and support services
- Reporting requirements
- Conflict resolution
- High risk terminations
- Active shooter emergency response
- Physical security
- Training for employees
Threat / Vulnerability Assessment and Risk Analysis includes:
- Workplace violence risk management plan review
- Confirm employees are being trained
- Check security, perimeter controls, parking lots, entry ways, and exits
- Confirm personnel roles and responsibilities
- Check camera/video surveillance placement
- Evaluate badge and scan systems
- Build relationship with local law enforcement
- Conducted with or without local law enforcement
Workplace Violence Awareness and Active Shooter Preparedness Training
There is a growing need for vigilance to be taken across the United States regarding workplace violence and active shooter potential. Due to past and more recent events, it is apparent that a proactive stance on this must be taken by businesses, schools, and other organizations.
Workplace violence can occur in any place where two or more people work together. It can be the result of a disagreement, bullying, domestic dispute, mental illness, terrorism, or an unknown cause. An active shooter event can occur anywhere, as well as anytime, and often without warning. Education and mental health awareness can help identify and prevent a situation from escalating to violence in the workplace, but it must also be combined with preparedness and response training in order to fully equip employees with the resources that will help them stay safe.
Established in 1988, KERAMIDA is a full-service emergency management consulting firm, providing environmental, sustainability, health and safety, and emergency response planning and tracking services. Our crisis management professionals are prepared to assist organizations in developing a workplace violence prevention plan which includes workplace active shooter response training to all employees.
Workplace Violence Awareness and Prevention Training includes:
- Definition of what workplace violence is
- Reviews of case studies and statistics
- Advice on proactive steps that should be taken as an organization
- Warning signs or patterns of behavior to look out for, and how to foresee potential violence
- Guidance on what to do if you suspect a violent act may occur
- Strategies on how to prevent workplace violence from happening
- Clear, effective response measures to all types of violent act
Active Shooter Preparedness Training:
- Clarifies what constitutes an active shooter event
- Identifies what the potential warning signs are
- Provides employees best options, and training on how to survive an active shooter situation
- Lists guidelines for police interaction during an active shooter event
In an active shooter situation, be prepared to:
Implementing workplace violence awareness plans and providing active shooter response training for employees is essential for all businesses and organizations, including:
- All plant and office personnel
- Contractors, suppliers and/or vendors
Government (City, Local, State, Federal)
- All personnel
Public Gathering Places
- Shopping Malls
- Entertainment Venues
- Sports Arenas