From Buck Consultants, LLC and Connie Harden, three .pdf
itself is still in development, and is managed through a group creating an electronic network for Occupational Physicians, Occupational Health Nurses, Hygienists and Safety Professionals in preparing for and responding to terror- or naturally-related disasters.
Every Business is different, and will need to conduct its own planning process once it decides that H5N1 is a worthy threat to insure against. The method described can, and has been, used for any BCAP, not just Pandemic.
Managing Avian Flu Outbreaks: HR’s role
A short brochure for businesses to plan for “continuity” during a pandemic outbreak. A decent guide to general issues that business-people should be thinking about.
- Shell NZ Workplace Pandemic Plan (pdf)
- Government of New Zealand - Business Continuity Planning Guide
→ Has excellent timelines describing the planned government response and suggested business actions during an outbreak. Contemplates workplace absentee rates up to 50% for two weeks at the peak of a pandemic wave.
- NZ Dept of Labor Q&A
- King County, WA - Business Multi-media
→ Powerpoint and video presentations from an October 3 meeting for businesses sponsored by King County Public Health (State of Washington, USA).
- FEMA Emergency Management Guide for Business and Industry
→ A Step-by-Step Approach to Emergency Planning, Response and Recovery for Companies of All Sizes. 67 pages, pdf
- ASIS Business Continuity Guidelines
→ A Practical Approach for Emergency Preparedness, Crisis Management, and Disaster Recovery. 48 pages, pdf
- Avian Flu Continuity Kit
→ A toolkit designed to assist business with avian flu continuity planning
- Preparing for Pandemic Influenza: Business Continuity Planning
→ A whitepaper on Business Continuity Planning for Pandemic Influenza by Future Health Solutions
- Business Continuity - A Primer
Paul Martin 22 November 2004
- Pandemic Preparedness Survey
→ Online interactive quiz for businesses to assess how urgent a variety of business continuity plans are for their company and how well their company is responding. A sales tool for consulting services by Kroll and Marsh, but a worth-while consciousness-raising exercise for businesses
- Planning for Pandemic
→ Interview with former NYC Health Dept. CIO on corporate pandemic planning
- blog thread on business continuity, emphasizing strategies with economic benefits
- Pandemic planning — ultimate collaboration
→ the only way businesses can prepare is through unprecedented internal and external collaboration, but the benefits of this focus on collaboration technologies and attitudes will endure long afterward.
- Wholesale and Retail Food Company Brainstorms for a Pandemic
→ One of the key recommendations of this task force is the necessity to share this work with the industry. A good webcast relating to this document is available from AMR research called “Supply Chain Risk Management and the Avian Flu: Is Your Supply Chain Ready?” from Thursday, February 23, 2006.
- Email from Cessna Aviation/Bell Helicopters to suppliers asking them to certifiy their pandemic flu preparedness
→ Posted on a Microsoft Developers Network community forum. (Many forum commentators thought the email was a hoax or phishing expedition!)
- Example Pandemic Preparedness Plan For A Small Non-Profit
2 July 2006, by Okieman
- Disaster Recovery Journal - Summer 2006 - Avian Flu Special Report
→ Login with username/password = drj/world (this is a free publication). Articles include Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic, Planning for the Bird Flu, Business Continuity and the Avian Flu, Is it Hype or Real?, Planning for Human Continuity, Small Business Case.
- Business Continuity During an Influenza Pandemic Sun Microsystems Feb 2006 17 pages
- Business Continuity Forum
- Association of Contingency Planners
ACP provides a forum for the exchange of experiences and information through a network of local chapters. Volunteer organizations, government agencies and businesses of all sizes can benefit from these networking opportunities. Valuable insight and partnerships can be gained that identify common planning needs and recovery solutions, and enhance skills that prepare families, communities, and industry.