Emergency & Disaster Planning


With the increasing risks of terrorism and natural disasters, mission critical planning for worst case scenarios is quickly becoming a necessity, and something many businesses and organizations are preparing for. Whether it's a tsunami, earthquake, bio-terrorist attack, or just a bad storm that causes widespread power outages, flooding, etc., being hit unprepared when disaster strikes can be catastrophic. Listed below you will find several useful sites to consult when reviewing your emergency action plan:


72HOURS.ORG: Make a Plan, Build a Kit, Get Involved. Good Resources for Businesses and Individuals.



READY.GOV FOR BUSINESSES - the Dept. of Homeland Security resource to help businessescreate emergency and contingency plans to protect investments, be prepared when electricity and utilities go down, and stay in business.



OSHA EVACUATION PLAN AND PROCEDURES eTOOL - Guidance for retail businesses on implementing an

emergency action plan. Also includes information on workplace evaluation, education and training.



DISASTER & EMERGENCY PLANNING GUIDE - US Dept of Health & Human Services - useful

links to all kinds of government and commercial resources.



FEMA PREPARATION & PREVENTION GUIDE - Provides information about the public and private sectors working together toplan for emergencies. Elements include planning, mitigation, business recovery, lessons learned, best practices, and plan exercising.



SMALL BUSINESS DISASTER PLANNING GUIDE - from the Institute for Business and Home Safety



NEW YORK CITY EMERGENCY PLANNING & BUSINESS CONTINUITY GUIDE - This document can help your organization prepare its own disaster recovery plan so that, should an interruption occur, you are able to resume operations as quickly and efficiently as possible.


HOW TO BUILD A GENERATOR FROM A LAWNMOWER ENGINE - When in a bind and you must have power, this may be just the ticket for you. An interesting article for those who find themselves without power for long suddenly.