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Test Your Workplace RQ

Why should a business use the RQ (Readiness Quotient) survey?

The RQ Test enables employers to assess the preparedness of their employees and their families and to help them get prepared at home and in the workplace.  It is important to remember that many employees will not follow a workplace emergency plan (like sheltering in place) if they do not have a family plan in place.

Encourage co-workers to test their RQ and make a fun (or competitive) activity out of reporting their scores.  Create a company-wide contest and acknowledge the group or department that is the most prepared.  

Once we receive this form, we will send you a password to administer the RQ test.  The results of the RQ test for your workplace will be automatically sent to your email.  Individuals will receive their scores as they complete the RQ test.

Other Resources for Preparedness at Work

Visit the American Red Cross’s resource page for workplace preparedness information and make sure you follow the same steps recommended for preparedness at work:

1. Get a Kit Personal Workplace Disaster Supply Kit Checklist (pdf)
2. Make a Plan How should your workplace plan for an emergency? The Red Cross and Ready Business both have excellent resources available online that can help with continuity planning and preparing for an emergency in the workplace.
3. Stay Informed For a comprehensive list of Business Emergency Planning reports, please visit the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s website as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s page on Pandemic Flu planning. Involving coworkers and promoting preparedness will help employees stay safe and employers stay in business.

In addition, has a number of helpful resources to keep employees safe as well as maintain critical infrastructure and continuity of operations for your workplace.


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