Hammonton, NJ – December 2007 – Eileen Unger, PE presented a workshop titled “Developing a Basic Disaster Plan” at the USEPA Region III Emergency Preparedness & Prevention & Hazmat Spills Conference on December 3, 2007 in Pittsburgh PA. Designed for small to medium size businesses, this workshop helped participants develop a disaster plan for dealing with unscheduled events efficiently, cost effectively, and with a high regard for the potential impact on clients, facilities, and employees. Disasters are infrequent, but potentially devastating. Many businesses impacted by a disaster never re-open or close within one year. Having a plan helps businesses get back to business as soon as possible.
This class included the process of developing a successful emergency preparedness strategy from three critical components: sound, comprehensive plans; making sure the disaster plan works (exercises and drills); and making sure everyone knows what to do (emergency restoration training). Case histories covered how several businesses are preparing for any type of disaster, including a pandemic event.
EPP’s Unger has been involved in the utility industry for over 30 years, and as such she is well equipped to preset and facilitate the workshop. She launched Emergency Preparedness Partnerships 14 years ago, and has helped dozens of gas and electric utilities optimize their disaster planning process.