It is a perennial problem happening in one place or the other in the world on a regular basis. For United States, Hurricane Katrina (2005) has been one of the worst weather related disaster. These random…
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The focus in the recent years has been shifted from the restoration of services at the earliest possible time to continuity of the business operations without loss of time. The utility industries are in a very piquant situation in view of various statutory compliances involved in the business operations apart from protection of employees, losses on account of disruption of the services, damages to the properties and machineries and civil and criminal liabilities arising out of such situations. It is pertinent to note that ‘accidents in the transportation field have had significant impacts on expenditure to reduce risks and increase safety, in some cases quite independently of the technical and economic arguments for investment but merely because public perception demands that particular ghosts be laid.’ (Perrow, 1984).
A good disaster management plan envisages establishment of security policies and implementation of procedures in practice. Physical Security of the executives is of paramount importance, because avoiding breakdown in the decision making machinery is very crucial. Identification, analysis and evaluation of the facilities which are prone to disasters based on the available data may be the starting point.
Understanding of peoples perception of and relationships with disaster should reflect in the personnel policy. No orders can be issued and effectively acted upon if there is inadequacy in this respect, because, these are the factors which govern their choices and actions. Honesty and integrity of an employee is very important in dealing with emergencies. Success of all management plans hinges on the company’s policy with regard to recruitment, background investigation, orientation provided and the continuous performance appraisal in relation to the employees.
Security of data especially for a company in insurance sector is very important. Secret and confidential data should have very
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Entitled Ready New York: Preparing for Emergencies in New York City, the plan presented the following topics: preparedness basics (containing checklists for disaster plan, go bag, and emergency supply kit); emergency evacuation and sheltering; knowing the hazards in New York City in terms of diverse weather conditions, utilities disruptions, earthquakes, fire, chemical spills, disease and biological outbreaks and terrorism; with special considerations for people with disabilities, those with mental health problems, pet owners and those in subways; how to get involved and how to contact crucial and critical numbers in times of emergencies.
Mention can easily be made of adages such as “two heads are better than one”, “when two bare it together, it hurts less”, too much meat does not destroy the taste of a soup”, do not put all your eggs in one basket” among others. Indeed, the situation is no different with disaster management.
In fact, before humans could invent their own artificial disasters, nature was the only source for both: hope and fear. In human history, there are numbers of disasters arriving over various human civilizations to produce large number of calamities. Those disasters involved earthquakes, typhoons, sea-storms, volcanoes, famines and diseases.
This work sets out a hypothetical plan for resolution of the problem and implementation of that problem resolution. The various roles of participants will also be identified. II. Hypothetical Plan for Problem Resolution At focus in the disaster management project plan is firstly the ability to access electronic medical data.
Plan Implementation, Testing 5 II. Objectives and Scope of the Disaster Recovery Plan 5 III. Staffing, Organization for the Disaster Recovery Plan 6 IV. Control of the Project 6 V. Deliverables and Schedules 7 References 8 I. Description of the Program/Disaster Recovery Plan A.
Furthermore, the planning process helps the non-profit organizations to innovate ideas regarding awareness and information related to disaster (Federal Emergency Management Agency, 2008). The intended DRP is formulated by taking into deliberation the developing countries, especially India.
The most significant information such customer records, financial information or employee’s information in to be well protected. The information or rather data is always kept in the datacenter and mechanism is supposed to be put in place to ensure that the data is protected and preserved.
In order to track disasters, data from previous years' catastrophes must be obtained for the certain area to be tracked as this could help analyze the kinds of calamities that strike the area and the frequency of them happening (Warfield). Online data from the internet and previous news clippings could be used in tracking disasters.
A common attribute of any disaster is the difficulty in predicting its occurrence and estimating the damages it is going to cause. The advances in modern science have contributed towards more reliable predictions of such events. Yet estimation of actual damages caused at the time of impact is still beyond reliable accuracy.