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This guest post comes from Bill Begal is a straightforward directive to all facilities management professionals who may have to deal with the aftermath of the storm that’s about to strike.
The disaster plans of many international organizations and businesses have been put to the test by recent world events and some were found lacking, according to risk management experts.
Despite the deployment of 100,000 Japanese troops and more than 500 foreign rescue specialists, the relief operation is being hampered by the damage done to the country’s transport infrastructure, with roads, rail, ports and power lines crippled across much of the disaster region.
Triggered by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake, the tsunami in Japan that struck a 1,300 mile stretch of the country’s eastern coast on Friday (2:46pm local time) has presented a second potential disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant near Tokyo. Damage from the quake caused the cooling system of the plant to fail, prompting Japanese officials to issue the first ever state of emergency for a nuclear facility. About 3,000 people living near the facility were evacuated after power outages and a failed backup generator was preventing cooling water from functioning properly in the reactor, forcing workers to shut it down hot.
This compact standby power generator produces 1,000 kilowatts (kW) and is suitable for a variety of facility types.
President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation in 1920.
This article is provided by Robert E. McLean, CAE, executive director of the Photoluminescent Safety Association (PSA).
The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) offers tips to protect a building from the damaging effects of a hurricane.
The American Red Cross and W.W. Grainger, Inc. recently welcomed Cisco as the newest participant in the “Ready When the Time Comes” corporate volunteer program.
The National Fire Protection Association has revised and reorganized its standard, which addresses disaster/emergency management and business continuity programs.