You, your family and staff may need to benefit from it someday. Forget about the increased threats of terrorism and widespread anarchy that can catch fire at anytime in your neighborhood when you least expect it, accidents can and will happen. The fact that you have not had to deal with an emergency situation so far may well be thanks to your responsible attitude in installing good risk management practices and making sure that all fire hazards have been covered with up to date extinguishers is well and good.
Take your responsible approach to life and its people a step further by enrolling yourself and your staff in accredited and legislated hazmat classes. There is now no longer a need to concern yourself with time constraints at your place of business or hours lost due to training imperatives, all necessary, in any case. Many of the safety and security classes are now being offered online. You need not leave your place of work to attend these.
All online or live training and courses are run by board certified toxicologists, physicians and a host of AHLS instructors. These instructors are already training healthcare professionals to become ongoing (AHLS) providers and carers for all victims of hazmat incidents and toxic terrorism. If your business is inherently industrial, then you surely cannot afford to miss such a responsible opportunity. It does not impose on your time, nor does it impede on your capital expenditure, in fact, you could well qualify for tax credits by taking part in this initiative.
After the multiple choice test is completed, you and your staff are rewarded with the board certification which recognizes your ability to provide full and proper safety and security.