- Will 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.
New Approaches to Vivarium Disaster Planning http://www.tradelineinc.com/reports/45D4CCA4-C29C-DD41-A87EEC1D67CE85A8
USDA USDA Publishes Final Rule to Help Animal Facilities Be Better Prepared for Emergencies http://www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/2012/12/contingency_rule.shtml
OLAW Disaster Planning and Response Resources http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/disaster_planning.htm
USDA Disaster Planning for Laboratory Animal Facilities http://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/newsletters/v11n1/11n1heat.htm#toc2
USDA Activities to Initiate Emergency Planning Activities http://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/newsletters/v11n1/11n1heat.htm#toc3