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Business Continuity

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Time: 12:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:00 a.m. (CT) / 10:00 a.m. (MT) / 9:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Pam Walaski, CSP, CHMM, Compliance Management International
Category: Training and Education  
Business continuity is essential for any organization and encompasses a variety of tasks and activities that assure critical operations are resilient in the face of a serious incident or disaster that significantly interrupts business functioning. Potential incident events to be prepared for include natural, human or technological. Most organizations do not have sufficient continuity plans in place leaving them extremely vulnerable and likely to fail in the event of a crisis.

This session will cover the fundamentals of continuity planning following a model developed by the National Fire Protection Association along with pother best practices. Attendees will be able to identify the risks to their organizations, understand the framework of a continuity plan and be able to take these concepts back to be used in the planning process.

  • Provide attendees with an understanding of the importance of developing a Business Continuity Plan for their organizations
  • Understand the key components of any Business Continuity Plan.
  • Learn about template models that can be used to create their organization’s Business Continuity Plan.
PowerPoint Presentation(PDF)

 Pamela Walaski is the Regional Manager, Health, Safety and Environmental Services for Compliance Management International and is responsible for the growth of their office in Pittsburgh, PA. She holds both the CSP and CHMM designations.  CMI is a professional firm that provides organizations of all sizes with hands-on solutions to Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S), Department of Transportation and related risk management issues. CMI employs a diversified staff of certified safety professionals, certified industrial hygienists, professional engineers and fleet safety specialists with in-depth experience in a wide variety of business sectors.

Pam is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and is currently the Administrator of the Consultants Practice Specialty and a Part President of the Western PA Chapter.  She is also a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). Pam is a frequent conference presenter across the country on topics such as risk and crisis communications, emergency management, and safety management systems.

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