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Business Continuity Planning Hazard Reference Guide – Human Caused Events

Accidental Hazards Hazardous Material (Chemical, Radiological, Biological) Spill or Release Hazardous materials exist everywhere in daily life and the workplace. Hazmat spills or releases can cause death and a wide array of injuries and illnesses, some of which can take years to develop. Hazmat accidents can occur during production, storage, transportation, use, or disposal of [...]

Business Continuity Planning Hazard Reference Guide – Natural Hazards

Geological Hazards Earthquake Earthquakes are caused by a sudden movement of the earth’s crust due to shifting plate tectonics or underground volcanic activity. The earth’s surface is made up of many plates or separate pieces. Some of these plates also have fractures in them. When hot volcanic magma builds up, or the plates push slowly [...]

An All Hazards Approach to Response and Recovery from Business Continuity Disasters

An “all hazards” approach to response and recovery ensures a flexible and organized framework for handling a diverse range of incidents. Step-by-step, this is a basic outline of of how to approach a disaster situation to ensure continuity of your business and effectively manage the response to a disaster and the recovery of normal business [...]

How to Create an Emergency Evacuation Map for your Business

Having an evacuation map is not just a good idea, it’s required by law to meet most local fire codes. And there are a number of keys and best practices for making a proper evacuation map … 1. Keep it Simple This is a case where less detail is better. The faster and easier that [...]

Building Energy Continuity into Your Business Continuity Plan

When we think of business continuity planning, we often think of natural disasters and security related disasters. But no business can continue operations without access to energy; primarily electricity and gasoline. And in this climate where the energy paradigm is changing, and in many instances uncertain, thinking about energy continuity planning is essential to the [...]

Breakthrough Business Continuity

Creating a business continuity plan can be profitable for a company Building awareness, contingencies, safeguards, and alternative options comes at a price. For most business owners and managers, shelling out the dollars to guard against something unseen and even uncertain is just counterproductive. In fact, it is counterintuitive to the basic human ‘flight or fight’ [...]

eBooks and eDocuments

The power of digital documents in a digital world A computer is like a hammer or any other tool. Its role is not to make our lives more complicated, but to make performing tasks faster, easier, and more cost effective. The key to harnessing this productivity is to bridge the real world with the digital [...]

Good Form for Business Forms

Key characteristics for forms that ease office workflow In the office, forms fill our lives, and we spend our lives filling out forms. Forms organize our information. They convey the specific information needed to complete a specific task. They tell us who, what, where, when, and why. They tell us how and how much. Well [...]