This question brings different responses to mind for every person. Preparedness
depends on the task you’re involved with, or about to pursue, or the environment you’re in at the time of the question. But all preparedness includes a plan and supplies to prevent an unwanted circumstance, ideal response to an event, or the ability to help rescue or recover from a situation.
Most people have a preparedness train of thought each day even before leaving to go to work. What’s the weather like? How should I dress? Do I need to stop for gas? Should I pack a lunch, or will I buy something to eat?
These are all things that may run through your mind. Giving thought beforehand to what you would do (a plan) or what you need (supplies) in certain situations before they occur is key to being prepared. This allows you the extra time to make plans and gather supplies ahead of the situation.
Are you prepared for each day at work?
If you answered NO to any of the questions above, then you should work towards becoming more prepared so you can honestly answer YES. Don’t be shy, please ask your supervisor and safety staff for help in any areas that you have questions about.