Disaster and Recovery Planning: A Guide for Facility Managers, Sixth Edition

Disaster and Recovery Planning: A Guide for Facility Managers, Sixth Edition

Joseph F. Gustin

Language: English

Pages: 350

ISBN: 1482215675

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This new edition of a bestseller book addresses the complexities of disaster preparedness and business continuity. Updated with the latest statistics, the new edition includes an overview of natural disasters, coverage of computer and data protection expanded to include cyber-attacks on the private sector, and information on managing data privacy. It also includes the latest information on dirty bombs, chemical and biological agents and weapons, disaster planning and recovery issues, regulatory influences and emergency preparedness. This reference highlights the importance of prevention as well as controlling the effects of a disaster on a company’s operations.

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to resolve them. OSHA suggests that the following actions should be considered to fulfill the requirements which apply to all businesses regardless of size: 1. Survey the medical facilities near the place of business and make arrangements to handle routine and emergency cases. A written emergency medical procedure should then be prepared for handling accidents with minimum confusion. 2. If the business is located far from medical facilities, at least one and preferably more employees on each

flying glass and falling objects. MAN-MADE DISASTERS Other examples of disasters or emergency occurrences include human error or technological incidents. These include hazardous material accidents, radiological accidents, transportation accidents, bomb threats, civil disturbances and power failure. Note that while fire is of course sometimes created by an act of arson, it is covered above under Natural Disasters. Hazardous Materials Incidents - Substances that are flammable or combustible,

systems, including alarms, tested annually at a minimum? • If contained on premises, are all interior standpipes and valves tested regularly? • If located on site property, are outside private fire hydrants flushed at least annually and on a routine preventive maintenance schedule? • Are all fire doors and shutters in good operating condition? • Are all fire doors and shutters unobstructed and protected against obstructions, including their counterweights? • Are all fire door and shutter

and the surface on which they are mounted. • Doors or gates that open directly on a stairway are provided with platforms so that the swing of the door does not reduce the width of the platform to less than 21 inches. • Stairway handrails are capable of withstanding a load of 200 pounds, applied within 2 inches of the top edge, in any downward or outward direction. • Stairs or stairways that exit directly into areas of traffic are equipped with adequate warnings designed to prevent occupants

inception or according to the deadlines set in an implementation schedule, and annually thereafter. Responsibility: Same as for No. 1 in smaller organizations, or same as for No. 7. Figure 8-6. Master nonstructural earthquake protection checklist. Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency. This page intentionally left blank Chapter 9 Violence In The Workplace Homicides, robberies, beatings, sexual assaults—sounds like crime stories on life in an urban America broadcast on the News at 11,

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