Author(s): Joseph Gustin
Publisher: Fairmont Press
Hardcover: 349 pages
Order From: Amazon.com
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The key to understanding the complexities of disaster preparedness and business continuity lies in focusing upon the issue of prevention, or mitigation. The completely revised third edition of this best-selling reference speaks to the issues of prevention, as well as “controlling” the effects of a disaster on a company’s operations. Critical areas covered include contingency planning, loss prevention, facility evacuation, employee training, chain of command, checklists, computer and data protection, bomb threat response, standby power, self-inspection, and more. Topics added or expanded in the third edition include workplace violence, regulatory influence including the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, and effective mitigation strategies, and managing the disaster and recovery effort. Also discussed in depth is the role of the media to provide the facility manager with a framework for enlisting the media’s assistance in recovery planning. Every facility should have a copy of this important reference on hand.
6 x 9, 325+ pp., Illus., Hardcover