Crafting Certainty from Uncertainty: Scenario-Based Extreme Weather Planning

Treating extreme weather events as “unexpected emergencies” is no longer possible for effective safety, health and environmental management. The frequency, intensity and widespread occurrence of extreme weather events requires formal risk investigation, prioritization and response planning that includes ongoing threat assessment, regular training, drills and continuous improvement. This educational session will provide a detailed process for climate-driven “pre-response” in a variety of key areas including:

Supply Chain Disruptions: How to provide workable backups and alternatives for supply and distribution channels and connecting transportation. 

Employee Safety and Productivity: Predicting employee responses to extreme weather risks and prioritizing needed support, training and backups.

Regulatory and Compliance Risks: Understanding required disaster preparedness and recovery standards and requirements - and developing practical and justifiable responses. 

Financial Risks: How to realistically involve all organizational elements, making them accountable for direct loss due to damages, indirect losses from disrupted operations, increased costs, and potential loss of market value.

…and many more areas. The session will also include walk throughs of common response scenarios and how they can be applied by region, industry type and organization size and reach.

Register for this free webinar!
: September 26, 2023
: 2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT 

David Blacksberg

David I. Blacksberg, MPH, NEMAA, Senior Consultant
Mr. Blacksberg provides support to BSI clients with Emergency Management and Business Continuity program development and growth through plan development, education, training and exercises. Previous roles include serving as lead emergency management for three major hospital systems, and Logistics, Training and Development coordinator for the New York City Fire Department.


David Bernstein, MPA, CBCP, CEM, CHEP, CHPCP, Principal Consultant
Mr. Bernstein has over 10 years of experience in emergency response, emergency management, and business continuity and resilience planning. As a healthcare resilience professional, he has overseen planning and response initiatives for multi-facility health networks and acted as a strategic advisor for multi-agency initiatives and healthcare coalitions. He has also been a valued strategic planning partner outside of the healthcare space for clients with local and global footprints on emergency planning and business continuity initiatives.

Susan Zielan

Susan Zielan, Senior Consultant, Business Continuity
Ms. Zielan has over 18 years of experience in business continuity, with additional experience in complimentary fields of disaster recovery, emergency response, and emergency management.  She led planning and response initiatives for large companies across the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia.  She currently teaches the Principles of Business Continuity and Principles of Emergency Management courses for the University of California at Irvine (UCI) Department of Continuing Education as part of the Business Continuity and Facilities Management certificate programs.


BSI Consulting provides a comprehensive range of strategic, management and technical consulting solutions – assessment, compliance, risk management, reporting, training, communication and more – partnering with clients to achieve their environmental, health, safety and sustainability short-term needs and long-term goals.

Duration: 1 Hour

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