Contingency Planning

  • natural disastersWill your contingency/business continuity plan perform when the time comes?
  • Have you looked at all risks natural and human caused?
  • How will you take care of your most important assets, your employees?
  • How fast will you be able to restore your business and research operations?
  • Can you meet new USDA mandates on contingency plans?
      • identify types of emergencies common in your local area;
      • identify common emergencies that could occur at your particular type of facility;
      • outline specific tasks that the facility staff will undertake in an emergency situation;
      • establish a clear chain of command for all employees to follow;
      • identify materials and resources that are available at that facility or elsewhere; and
      • ensure that all pertinent employees are trained on the plan.



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OLAW Disaster Planning and Response Resources

USDA Disaster Planning for Laboratory Animal Facilities

USDA Activities to Initiate Emergency Planning Activities

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