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COVID-19

Top 10 Planning Tips for Covid-19

#1 How to protect employees & operations This week I am sharing my Top 10 Planning Tips For Covid-19.  As I am writing this blog, the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases is over 76,000 people worldwide. The majority of the outbreak is in mainland China, but twenty-seven other countries have confirmed cases. The number of

Epidemic of the Chinese Coronavirus
Coronavirus

Covid-19 Is it the next Pandemic

Signs are the Covid-19 will be around for a while Covid-19, is it the next pandemic? The reported global death toll for the novel coronavirus passed 1,000 people on Monday. Reported totals now exceed the number of SARS cases. Although related to SARS, the coronavirus is new, and health authorities do not fully understand it. So far,

Coronavirus Supply Chain Impacts
Coronavirus

Coronavirus-Prepare for Supply Chain Impacts

The potential multiple impacts Coronavirus-prepare for supply chain impacts. The novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is spreading across the globe. The question on everyone’s mind is how bad will it get and how long will it last. The reality is that scientists don’t know yet. Although the virus appears to be similar in some ways to SARS,

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus-Social Isolation Tips

The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is spreading In this blog, I will cover tips on how to prepare for social isolation and quarantine due to the coronavirus (2019-nCoV).  Yesterday, the World Health Organization decided that the virus is officially a global public health emergency. This declaration acknowledges the spread of the virus from China to 27 countries

Business Continuity Professional
blog

Ashley Goosman Interviewed in the Disaster Recovery Journal Career Spotlight

Honored by a DRJ career spotlight I was grateful to be the focus of the January 2020 Disaster Recovery Journal’s Career Spotlight. For those unfamiliar with the Disaster Recovery Journal, they are a premier business continuity publication worldwide. The DRJ Career Development Committee featured me because they support sharing the career paths of professionals in

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disaster resilience

What is Disaster Resilience?

What is resilience anyway? I describe the benefits of disaster resilience quite often to others in my line of work. Recently, I was in a meeting prepping someone for a workshop on resilience, and I learned that their perception of it is different from mine. It got me to thinking that it would be an

Emergency Manager
Self-care

Self-care for Disaster Professionals

My self-care success in 2019 Self-care and self-help books, classes, and online gurus are everywhere. We all know the importance of fitness, eating right, and taking care of ourselves. I am guessing that, like me, you have tried and sometimes failed to maintain a healthy diet and workout routine. Sticking to a wellness plan can

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business disaster planning

Twelve Days of Disaster Planning

It’s my Christmas blog! Like the 12 Days of Christmas carol, I’m giving you a list of twelve things you can do to create a simple disaster plan. Take an hour for the next twelve days and review each section of the blog. Write down your answers, and you will have a basic business continuity

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Disaster relief

Top 3 Things I Am Thankful For That Combat Disasters

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect & be grateful This week, I am sharing the top three things I am thankful for that combat disasters. Many of us are focusing on the busy holiday season. There is a lot of preparation, visiting with friends, family, and gift-giving. As you enjoy the holidays, don’t forget to

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business disaster planning

Why Businesses Fail At Disaster Planning

A lack of disaster regulations for businesses Keeping pace with new regulations is challenging. Not having them can sometimes be worse. Unless you are familiar with disaster planning, it unlikely that you know what the laws are. Countries outside of the US have business disaster regulations in place. Today, the US does not. Regardless of

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