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How to help disabled employees deal with emergencies

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THE LAW: A major focus of emergency planning concerns how to help people with disabilities. However, employers must remember that federal laws may restrict what employers can do in emergencies.

Most notably, the ADA governs what questions employers may ask in preparing for emergencies. The Occupational Safety and Health Act requires employers to keep exits clearly marked and free of obstacles and trip hazards. The FMLA may also apply.

WHAT’S NEW:  Through the first eight months of 2011, nine different natural disasters forced businesses somewhere in the country to close. The total damage to the economy: an estimated $55 billion.

In response, the National Council on Disability (NCD) has published Effective Emergency Man­age­ment: Making Improvements for Com­mu­ni­ties and People with Dis­abilities.

The report contains valuable information to help employers plan for emergencies.

It’s a preparedness blue­­print for employers se...(register to read more)

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Lucy Andy April 1, 2012 at 4:25 am

Great tips! I just impressed to read about it. It’s very helpful to disabled employees deal with emergencies. Really I was looking forward to read about it. Thanks for this allocation.


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