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The Not-So-Secret Solution to Overcoming Volunteer Reliability Challenges

Posted by The Brain on Jan 23, 2020 3:22:43 AM


Disaster relief agencies might be heartened by the volunteer recruitment spikes they experience during moments of crisis, like the rolling bushfire disasters. But according to the data, those spikes are temporary. In other words, organizations relying on long-term resource gains from reliable volunteers will probably have to look elsewhere. Where to? The answer might surprise you. 

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Topics: Emergency Management, Emergency Response, Emergency Management Newsletter

What Political Leaders Shouldn’t Do During a Disaster

Posted by The Brain on Jan 22, 2020 5:22:30 AM

The custom of political leaders showing up in disaster zones is relatively modern. Formerly, disaster response proceeded with little input from federal agencies (generally) and heads of government (specifically). Instead, they were almost entirely state and local government as well as non-governmental agency interventions.

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Topics: Crisis Management, Government, Noggin Crisis, Critical Issues Management

The Unexpected Safety Benefits of Asset Management Best Practices

Posted by The Brain on Jan 16, 2020 7:08:51 AM


Implementing asset management principles enables PCBUs (Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking) to quickly realize new value from existing assets. But those same principles also yield unexpected benefits for Safety programs, as well. Not sure what they are, or how to accrue them?

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Topics: Safety Management, Safety Newsletter

Where Will Utilities Turn to Make Margin?

Posted by The Brain on Jan 14, 2020 10:22:21 AM

Costs balloon in a heavily regulated space

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Topics: Utilities, Safety Management, Safety Newsletter

Severe Weather Emergency Planning: What business leaders need to do in 2020

Posted by The Brain on Jan 10, 2020 4:04:08 AM


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Topics: Crisis Management, Emergency Response, Crisis Plans, Crisis Planning, Crisis Newsletter

Five Integrated Safety and Security Software Capabilities Facilities Managers Need

Posted by The Brain on Jan 8, 2020 6:00:00 AM

When surveyed, senior facilities managers admit that their respective organizations are unprepared to deal with the security risk to the built environment. That is even as risk, including threats like workplace violence, environmental incidents, and active shooter incidents, continues to grow.

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Topics: Safety Management, Safety Newsletter, Integrated Safety and Security

Remember, the Public Needs Certainty from Crisis Communications

Posted by The Brain on Dec 20, 2019 3:53:29 AM


In this modern, heavily mediatized age, we’ve become painfully familiar with the most common, crisis communications gaffes: the public announcements that are quickly back tracked; the press conferences more notable for the (mis)behavior of officials than the content of the statements made; and the live interviews of angry families deriding a lack of candor and communication from officials.

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Topics: Crisis Management, Noggin Crisis, Crisis Plans

Why a Longer Disaster Season Makes Integrated Resource Management More Important Than Ever

Posted by The Brain on Dec 19, 2019 3:36:39 AM


According to CNBC reporting, the average number of yearly billion-dollar disasters totalled 15 events from 2016 to 2018. The average yearly total for the previous 38 years: 6.2 events. And this year’s disaster season, with its deadly storms, heatwaves, and, of course, wildfires, is all but certainly trending in the wrong direction.

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Topics: Emergency Management, Emergency Response, Resource Management, Emergency Management Newsletter

What Corporate Security Managers Learned in 2019

Posted by The Brain on Dec 18, 2019 10:12:35 AM

In 2018 corporate security incidents came for everyone. Unfortunately, 2019 proved no better. But despite the fact that corporate security incidents invite public scrutiny more swiftly than ever, the number of organizations with an appropriate (security) crisis management and communications plan remains stuck around the 50 percent mark worldwide.

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Topics: Security Management, Integrated Safety and Security

How Security Incidents Pose Employee Safety Risks and Compromise Employer Duty of Care Obligations

Posted by The Brain on Dec 11, 2019 7:06:44 AM


Safety teams have long understood employee health and safety to lie at the intersection of health protection and promotion. In turn, those teams have developed sophisticated programs to enhance worker wellbeing and prevent injury and illness.

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Topics: Work Health Safety, Safety Management, Safety Newsletter

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