Personal preparedness is critically important. During a time of widespread emergency or disaster, it can be up to three days before resources are readily available to residents again. In order to combat the limited access to vitally important resources, families should prepare a disaster supplies kit that would provide up to 72 hours of self-reliance.
A disaster can hit at any point of the day, regardless if you are with your loved ones or not. To protect and prepare your family, openly discuss with your loved ones on the best ways to become prepared at home.
Most of our readers, are very familiar in dealing with emergencies both large and small every day. So I come to you and challenge you to take the opportunity of National Preparedness Month to be better prepared at home and at the workplace.
One of the United States largest drugstore chain has more than 8,300 locations and annual sales of more than $72 billion. Each day, the drugstore provides nearly 6 million Americans with pharmacy, health and wellness services. Their Security Operations Center (SOC) is a centralized support center for all safety, security and emergency needs. The SOC uses WebEOC to maintain situational awareness and execute emergency response. Their site status board can show the status of all 8,300+ locations. Version 2.0 provides SOC technicians with guidelines, forms and checklists for most incidents. Version 2.0 is easy to use and gives technicians in the SOC scripts to follow on how to respond to various incidents, training new people and reinforcing best practices.
The U.S. Department of Education recently published the 2016 edition of The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting, commonly referred to as the Clery Handbook. The Clery Handbook is a step-by-step guide of the campus safety and security reporting obligations for colleges and universities. This is the first time in five years that the Department of Education has released an updated Handbook.
A mid-size university in Tennessee has the right idea when it comes to keeping its students safe. And other colleges and universities can learn a lesson from it.
In 1986, Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old student attending Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, was raped and murdered in her dorm room. Her attack was one of several violent crimes that had recently occurred at the university. Jeanne’s parents sued the university and eventually took their fight to Capitol Hill, claiming that their daughter would not have attended the university had its crime record been disclosed.
Every ten years, approximately 27 million people are displaced globally due to natural disasters. Additionally, there is a wide variety of human-caused chaos and somewhat lesser disruptions, ranging from bomb threats to fires and protests.
Process discovery is the first major step toward developing or adapting software that addresses specific needs within your organization. Unfortunately, emergency managers have several liabilities that often prevent them from following these standard best practices for process discovery. In general, this means working with a core group of process owners to define current processes and process goals to figure out how the software should be adapted. Liabilities include identifying: