Tag: disaster preparedness

Lessons from Haiti

The on-going crisis in Haiti is a stark reminder of the importance of disaster preparedness.  Both OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 require that an organization establish, implement and maintain procedures to “identify the potential for emergency situations” in order to be ready and prepared to respond to these situations when they arise (section 4.4.7).

I have been working for several years with the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council to help local businesses prepare for disasters.  In our area, the Florida west coast, the disaster we fear is a major hurricane.  As part of these efforts, we developed and presented a series of interactive workshops covering emergency planning, risk assessment and disaster preparedness. 

If you want to be prepared, the following points are key –

January 22, 2010 | 0 Comments More