After the 2008 National Earthquake Conference: From Research to Resilience – What next?
From April 22-26, 2008, more than 400 people came to Seattle for the National Earthquake Conference with its theme, Understanding Earthquakes: From Research to Resilience. The five conference objectives were to: understand the research; exchange ideas about tools for earthquake hazard and risk reduction; showcase successful programs; learn from past disasters, and build resiliency. This report covers what was discussed over the three days of the conference, focusing resiliency and what we can learn from past, current and future lessons.
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Business Survival Kit For Earthquakes & Other Disasters Video
Earthquakes . . . terrorist attacks . . . fires. . . floods . . . storms . . . and even power outages can affect and permanently alter your business. How should you and your company prepare for such an event? Can you afford not to be ready?
Discover how major businesses survived a potentially catastrophic event like the 2001 Seattle earthquake, and the lessons a small business learned following a devastating fire. Learn from their successes and failures so you can protect your own valuable assets — people, facilities and business continuity — no matter the disaster.
In this video you’ll learn how to: • Identify the hazards you may face. • Plan for and reduce the impact of disaster. • Protect your employees, facilities and contents. • Choose the correct insurance and proper disaster supplies. • Evacuate and communicate with employees during an event. • Ensure business continuity after disaster strikes. • Prevent significant business loss.
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What Businesses Learned from the Nisqually Earthquake Of February 28, 2001
This document discusses the lessons businesses learned from the Nisqually Earthquake. It is not an in depth dissertation on the behavior of different types of quakes or buildings, but a practical look at what worked and what didn’t. It is designed to help businesses decide where to spend their resources to protect their business from the next quake. Most of the recommendations contained are what those businesses have decided to do to protect against the next event. If each business in “earthquake country”* would do just one or two of the recommendations contained within, their future earthquake damages would be reduced, their employee safety improved, and the likelihood that their business will survive enhanced.
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