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Disaster Management and Preparedness

1st Edition

By Larry R. Collins

CRC Press

264 pages

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Detailing methods for preparing organizations for disasters, this book discusses not only tried and true tactics, but also areas often overlooked during the reactive and post-disaster phases. The authors address special considerations important in planning for disaster management, from chemical spills, floods, aircraft crashes, and terrorist attacks to catastrophic events. They cover all aspects of disaster preparedness from assessing the risk prior to a disaster to the legal ramifications following one. The book includes how-tos for dealing with the media and protecting an organization’s assets and furnishes OSHA and FEMA regulations, charts, and sample programs and audits.

Disaster Management and Preparedness details a new and innovative method for preparing companies and organizations to address the substantial risk of disasters in the workplace. It encompasses not only the tried and true tactics used by safety experts for decades but also focuses on areas often overlooked during the reactive and post disaster phases. Technological progress and terrorist activities has forced safety professionals to rethink their modus operandi for disaster preparedness and expand their proactive measures to safeguard assets on all levels and at all times.

Disaster Management and Preparedness gives you the how-tos for avoiding the common mistakes which turn natural and man-made catastrophes into economic disasters.

Table of Contents


Identifying the Risks

Natural Risks

Emerging Risks

Governmental Regulations

Structural Preparedness

Coordinating with Local Assets

Preplanning for a Disaster

Eliminating, Minimizing, and Shifting Risks

Developing an Action Plan

Developing the Written Plan

Effective Communications

Selecting the Right People

Training for Success

Media Control

Shareholder Factor

After A Disaster - Minimizing the Damage

Governmental Reactions

Legal Issues

Disability Issues

Disaster Preparedness Assessments

Personal Disasters  – Use of Criminal Sanctions

Appendix A – OSHA Inspection Checklist

Appendix B – Employee Workplace Rights

Appendix C – Web Sites for Disaster Preparedness Information and Equipment

Appendix D – Typical Responsibilities

Appendix E – Potential Sources of Disaster Preparedness and Management Assistance Through Local Colleges and Universities

About the Series

Occupational Safety & Health Guide Series

The aim of this series is to develop books to address the myriad of unique topics which are encompassed within the areas of responsibility of a safety professional. The scope of the series is broad addressing traditional occupational safety and health topics as well as emerging and correlating topic areas such as ergonomics, security, labor, school safety, employment, workplace violence, and other topics. Safety professionals often assume a broad spectrum of responsibilities, depending on the organization, which go beyond the traditional safety professional’s role. This series should become the "one stop" source for safety professionals to locate texts on traditional as well as emerging and correlating subjects related to the safety and health function.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HOUSE & HOME / Security
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disasters & Disaster Relief
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety