CISM Benefits for Business and Industry

Critical Incident Response Programs: The New Standard of Excellence in Risk Management.

Critical Incidents are inevitable in any type of business or industry.  When you have a Critical Incident Stress Management program in place your company will manage the associated risks more effectively and inexpensively. 

Take care of your employees after a stressful or traumatic incident. A peer-based crisis intervention team will support and enhance resilience and a quick recovery.

C.I.S.M. Programs Benefit Everyone

  • Meet OSHA requirements for General Duty Clause 29 USC 1900 5(a) and for S.E.M.P. compliance (Structured Emergency Response Program). See OSHA Critical Incident Stress Guide
  • Provide Risk Management for adversarial situations and help decrease litigious responses
  • Help prevent job stress and burnout problems and worker injuries/errors and associated costs
  • Decrease bottom-line expenses for employers. Studies have shown realized savings of $7 for every $1 spent on CISM.
  • Promote employee wellness and decrease utilization of sick time and benefits, up to 60%, in noted cases.
  • Stabilize crisis situations quickly & effectively when they do occur

Tragedy Can Happen Anytime


Some examples of workplace critical incidents are:

  • Accidents/Injuries/Deaths occurring while at work
  • Death of an employee off the job
  • Death of employee family member
  • Workplace violence
  • Robberies/ Crime
  • Downsizing/layoffs
  • Mergers
  • Chronic job-related stress
  • Inadequate stress management skills
  • Natural Disasters: fires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes

The National Safe Workplace Institute projects the cost to the business at greater than $4.3 billion annually. This is due to lost productivity, worker error, sick time, and job-related injury due to the traumatic impact from these types of events.

Caring for one another. It's what it's all about