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Facilities Risk: Business Continuity

Ashley Goosman business continuity podcast I was interviewed on Facilities Risk: Business Continuity for FMForward: Dedicated to the Rapidly Changing Landscape of Facility Management.  In this week’s post, I am sharing the podcast I did for the International Facility Managers Association (IFMA) Boston.  FMForward is their new podcast series. Podcast Introduction: Do you ever get

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COVID-19

COVID-19 Pandemic Planning for Businesses

Guidance for businesses COVID-19 pandemic planning for businesses is hard when you are in the middle of a crisis emergency.  Pandemics are caused by new viruses so existing business continuity plans often fall short.  Most plans are built for a more routine disaster like a building fire or hurricanes. A friend called me last week

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COVID-19

The Best Defense is a Good Offense for COVID-19

It’s not if but when Preparedness for the novel coronavirus is more critical now than ever before for countries with limited or no known cases.  The CDC briefing earlier today warned the American public of the likely spread of the virus in the United States.  Community spread has occurred at a rapid pace this week

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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

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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,

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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-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

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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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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

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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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