Businesses need to prepare for the impact of the many natural hazards they face in today’s world including floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and widespread serious illness such as the H1N1 flu virus pandemic. We must be equally prepared for human-caused hazards that include accidents, acts of violence, and acts of terrorism. There are also increasing threats of hazards associated with cyber-attacks and major infrastructure, which can lead to system malfunctions that support our communities.
The healthcare industry is particularly vulnerable as there is often a tremendous increase in demand for health services when disasters occur. While the community may be relying on your services, you need to be able to rely on suppliers, utility companies, emergency responders, and staff that all play a role in being prepared and being able to respond to the best of their abilities.
This webinar provides an overview of disaster preparedness. The disaster preparedness program that follows the NFPA 1600 will be reviewed, and the five steps suggested for businesses to prepare for disasters will be examined, which include program management, planning, implementation, testing and exercises, and program improvement.
Brian S. Williams, MHA, MBA
60 minValid for 12 monthsCreated 2018-07-18Updated 2020-12-21