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Grainger has thousands of products that can help you prepare and execute your readiness plans. We take preparedness seriously in our own operations and are committed to partnering with you to plan and prepare for, respond to and recover from disruptions to your business or operations.
Facilities and Shelter
Why Disaster Preparedness Is Important
FEMA has stated that 40% of businesses struck by a disaster never reopen; of those that do reopen, 25% close within two years. Remember, it does not need to be a widespread disaster to be an emergency for you. Any disruption to your normal operations can be an emergency if left unchecked.
Emergencies are not selective—all businesses and facilities are at risk. Every emergency causes some degree of loss, but the extent of loss can be reduced, and the time needed to return to normal can be shortened with effective planning, preparation and execution of your plan.
General recommendations include:
- Build, communicate and maintain an emergency plan.
- Compile an emergency supply kit. Include basics applicable to all situations, then add to it based on the more likely risks to your region or line of business.
- Train your employees on your plan.
Expert guidance on emergency management programs:
- FEMA Emergency Management Guide for Business & Industry (FEMA.gov)
- OSHA Emergency Preparedness and Response (OSHA.gov)
- NIOSH Emergency Preparedness for Business (CDC.gov)
How Grainger Can Help
Thanks to our strong product selection, services, capabilities and relationships, Grainger is equipped to help you through all phases and disruptions.
In Your Neighborhood
With more than 350 branches across the U.S, we can give you immediate access to thousands of products you need to prepare for, respond to and recover from disruptions to your operations.
Can’t find the emergency items you need in the Grainger Catalog or online? Call us—we also offer access to additional products from thousands of suppliers: Find MRO.