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.

       

Resources:

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

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