Planning for the Unexpected

Being able to plan for the unexpected, react, and rebound is essential for your business. Most companies and businesses have emergency response plans in place. There are specific protocols for each scenario, whether it is a weather, environmental, or human threat. When you have employees with disabilities, your emergency preparedness plan must consider additional factors.

Resilience is an important strategy for helping employees deal with stress, a competitive job market, workplace conflicts, and challenges on the job. Improving resilience is critical because employees rank work as the most stressful aspect of their lives. Initiatives and programs that foster a resilient and mentally healthy workplace increase productivity, lower healthcare costs, lower absenteeism, and decrease turnover.

These resources can assist you in being prepared for the unexpected and improving resilience within your workforce.

Resilience: A Strong Workforce Needs It

Center for Workplace Mental Health

Resilience is a key element in well-being. Employers increasingly recognize the need to provide services, supports, and health resources that address mental health and well-being.

Disability-Inclusive Workplace Emergency Plans: Tips for Employers


With a little planning, employers can ensure the safety of all employees, including those with disabilities.

Getting All Employees Out Safely


Guidance on a number of issues employers must deal with to meet their responsibilities under the ADA.

Disability and Health Emergency Preparedness

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Resources to create emergency preparedness and response plans that are inclusive of people with disabilities.

5 Ways to Boost Resilience at Work

Harvard Business Review

Develop resilience and stay motivated with these tips based on some of the latest neuroscience, behavioral and organizational research.

Supporting Employees with Long Covid: A Guide for Employers

Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)

Long COVID can affect a person’s ability to work. This publication provides information and resources to help employers support employees with Long COVID.

It’s OK Not To Be OK: Addressing Workplace Mental Health


A discussion of the benefits of  business leaders commiting to promoting the mental health and wellness of their entire teams.