CORPORATE WELLNESS AND SAFETY PROGRAMS
Through its Corporate Wellness and Safety Programs,
the American Red Cross helps make Cleveland's
workplaces safer and more productive. Hundreds of
area companies provide Red Cross CPR, first aid and
HIV/AIDS education training for their employees. Some
companies have designated groups of employees to
participate in the Red Cross Emergency Response Team
training, which enables responders to provide immediate
care before professional help arrives.
The Business and Industry Council for Emergency
Planning and Preparedness, or BICEPP, is a Red Cross
membership organization. Hundreds of companies have
joined BICEPP to take advantage of Red Cross'
expertise in disaster planning and preparedness. By
developing and testing disaster recovery plans,
businesses can minimize the economic loss and human
distress caused by disasters.
Companies look to the Red Cross to provide volunteer
opportunities for their employees. Whether it be a
day-long project such as packing supplies for disaster
victims, or a more comprehensive program such as
recruiting and training volunteer health and safety
instructors or disaster action team members, the
American Red Cross can tailor volunteer programs to
meet the needs of individual businesses.