Building a Business Continuity Plan for Your Workplace

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Topic: Building a Business Continuity Plan for Your Workplace

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Attend a Free Webinar to Learn about the Essential Steps You Should Take to Develop a Business Continuity Plan for Your Workplace

According to the Institute for Businesses and Home Safety, one in four businesses does not reopen after a major disaster such as a flood, tornado or earthquake. An essential part of your overall workplace emergency plan, business continuity planning is a process that supports managing the response to impacts on your business from potential risks, including:

Loss of utilities

  • Fire
  • Severe weather
  • Major disasters, such as earthquakes, floods and tornadoes
  • IT system failure
  • Internal and external risks

Sponsored by the American Red Cross, this free one-hour Webinar will:

  • Review the importance of business continuity planning for your customers and organizational stability.
  • Provide information to help begin your planning efforts or fine-tune current plans in place.
  • Reinforce the importance of planning.
  • Provide an overview of resources that are available to help you create or refine your plan.

Panelists for this informative Webinar are:

Al Roth, ASP Director – Environmental Health and Safety, Newport Corporation – Irvine, CA

Mr. Roth is the Director of Environmental Health and Safety for Newport Corporation in Irvine, CA. Mr. Roth has over 20 years experience in the OHS/EHS field within various businesses, including manufacturing, engineering, retail, transportation and construction.

His extensive background includes the development and management of proactive accident prevention systems. He has coordinated the development of Business Continuation plans for the Newport Corporation as well as for The Toro Company, where he worked previously.

Jean Erdtmann, Senior Director, Preparedness and Health and Safety Services, American Red Cross.

For the past 16 years, Jean has worked in diverse positions throughout the American Red Cross. During her time at the Red Cross, she has held both frontline and leadership employee and volunteer roles at chapters, military stations, and national headquarters.

Today, Jean leads the Program Development and Sales Support team of accomplished and energetic staff who develop new programs and support customers through national account coordination, online learning, sales opportunities and other program initiatives. She is an active Disaster Services Human Resources member and led a six county Katrina operation near New Orleans.

A Q&A session was held during the last 15 minutes of the Webinar.

This live webinar took place on December 16, 2008.

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