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68% of Businesses Are Not Prepared for a Pandemic
What Your Business Must Do Now to Survive
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Presently the world is experiencing a swine flu pandemic. Businesses that are not prepared could suffer devastating financial and human losses.
What must your business do to minimize the risk?
As predicted by some business and health experts, a severe influenza pandemic could cause the demise of two of five businesses. Of the three that survive, one will close within two years
It is in the self-interest of all businesses to take measures to insure their survival in the event of a crisis. A business has the responsibility to provide a safe work environment and take precautions to protect the health of its employees, customers or other visitors. Failure to do so may not only result in financial and human losses, but also potential lawsuits from those who are harmed.
Publicly held corporations have either an implied or explicit obligation to see that business continuity plans are in place to insure the viability of the business and protect the interests of the stakeholders. Most major industries have specific regulatory bodies with strict laws that require this. These include banking, health care, insurance, securities, telecommunications and others.
According to the I.M.F. "Potential disruptions to trade and payment systems could expose financially vulnerable firms to possible bankruptcy." When the next pandemic hits, those that neglected to plan for the event could suffer financial or criminal penalties in addition to other financial and human losses.
Many business-specific precautions must be taken in advance to minimize the potentially devastating effects of a pandemic. As with any catastrophe, contingency plans must be in place as soon as possible. Once the outbreak occurs, it will be too late.
You must create a plan and check it frequently to insure that it stays current. The plan must address how to keep the business functioning at an acceptable level during the crisis. As much as forty percent of your work force could be affected. This could last for months at a time and come in several waves.
What Can Your Business Do To Prepare?
The Business Guide to Pandemic Flu Preparedness has been developed to assist businesses with their planning efforts. This guide is an e-book in Adobe Reader pdf format. It provides guidelines and tactics that must be put in place to mitigate the destructive effects of a pandemic on your business. Whether the pandemic is the current Swine Flu (H1N1), Bird Flu (H5N1 Avian influenza) threat, SARS or a completely different viral threat, the planning required is the same.
This guide is the result of extensive research from many official sources including: Australian Department of Health, FBIIC, International Monetary Fund, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, New Zealand Ministry of Health, U.K. Health Department, U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor: OSHA, World Health Organization and others.
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This guide has been prepared by John Aldridge, M.S., CBCP. Mr. Aldridge has a Master of Science degree and is an experienced Certified Business Continuity Professional, Certified by the Disaster Recovery Institute International, the preeminent organization for Disaster Recovery Training and Certification in the U.S.