Hammonton, NJ – January 2006 – Eileen Unger, P.E. was the featured speaker at the American Society of Safety Engineers monthly meeting held at Mastori’s Restaurant in Bordentown, New Jersey on January 17. 2006. Exercising Your Plan for Emergency Fitness was the topic of her discussion, and she talked about the many benefits that can be gained by conducting exercises of business continuity and emergency response plans.
A professional engineer who has written, administered and evaluated emergency plans and exercises for major corporations, Unger says that without exercise, emergency plans tend to become “out of sight, out of mind.” People throughout an organization need to be reminded of their responsibilities, and they need to practice them on a regular basis. In fact, this is exactly the mission of Unger’s company, Emergency Preparedness Partnership or EPP. EPP aims to help gas, water and electric utilities design, execute and practice emergency response plans. With climate change happening, storm intensity is on the rise, and Unger’s company is on the cutting edge of helping utilizes adapt.
Founded in 1911, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is the world’s oldest professional safety society, and today boasts over 35,000 members. The mission of the organization is to enable safer work environments by preventing workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses.