1st Edition

Disaster Management and Preparedness




ISBN 9781566705240
Published November 22, 2000 by CRC Press
264 Pages

USD $155.00

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Book Description

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

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

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