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National Preparedness Month Reminds Businesses and Institutions in Puerto Rico to Make Emergency Contingency Plans

Source: Cochrane & Associates, LLC

Zimmetry Environmental provides services to identify and mitigate indoor and outdoor environmental hazards for businesses and organizations throughout the Caribbean.

Bayamon, Puerto Rico, September 3rd, 2019 -- In 2004, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated September as National Preparedness Month (NPM). The annual event encourages people across the United States to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, institutions and communities. The theme for this year’s NPM is Prepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters.

 

Emergency preparedness requires attention to not just specific types of hazards, but also to steps that increase preparedness for any type of hazard. National Preparedness Month encourages all segments of society to be ready in the event of a natural or manmade disaster. Being prepared is especially crucial for businesses since according to information posted by Ready.gov several years ago, up to 40% of businesses affected by a natural or human-caused disaster do not reopen.

 

“Companies and institutions that have not planned for a disaster can experience devastating results,” said Harry Pena, President of Zimmetry Environmental.  “National Preparedness Month is a reminder for those in leadership positions who have yet to develop a disaster plan to put one in place. This is especially important in places like Puerto Rico and neighboring islands throughout the Caribbean that have been so severely impacted by hurricanes in recent years.”

 

A critical component to being prepared is having access to professionals that can inspect, test, monitor and develop solutions regarding environmental issues. Zimmetry Environmental provides a wide range of these services for both indoor and outdoor environmental hazards that may occur in the event of a disaster. These include chemical, physical, and biological threats and hazards. Many companies and institutions across Puerto Rico have already developed a relationship with Zimmetry for these environmental services. Others are encouraged to make Zimmetry a part of their emergency response plan to help ensure their business or institution can quickly respond and reopen following the next natural or manmade disaster.  

 

To learn more about Zimmetry Environmental and their industrial hygiene, environmental, building inspection, and compliance testing and consulting services, please visit www.zimmetry.com, call (787) 995.0005 or email info@zimmetry.com.

 

About Zimmetry Environmental

Since 2002, Zimmetry Environmental has been providing environmental consulting services to building owners and managers, architects, engineers, EHS professionals and Fortune 500 companies. The company is based in Puerto Rico and provides services across the Caribbean and Central America. The professionals at Zimmetry offer environmental compliance, indoor air quality, asbestos, lead-based paint, Phase I ESAs and general environmental consulting services.