Guest Blogger, Richard Lee Helps us Prepare Mentally

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Mental Preparation for Workplace Incidents

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Where do you spend the majority of your time? At your home, your workplace, or sitting in college classes? At your house you may have a plan on how to evacuate if there is a fire, or steps that you would take when faced with an emergency, but many times, our workplaces become our home away from home, and we may not be as prepared to respond to an incident there. I find it interesting that with as much time as we spend at work, we know very little about the things we see every day. Today I want to bring some thoughts to the forefront of your mind and help you become more aware of your surroundings in the workplace to better prepare for incidents.

When faced with an emergency situation, people may react in very different ways based on their life experiences. Some may freeze in panic, while others may laugh at what seems like an inopportune time, but individuals express their emotions differently. No matter how emotions are expressed, the thought process for how to respond to say a fire in your office should be predetermined, and you should act on previously thought out plans, not the emotions that you are feeling. Read More