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Archive for the ‘Risk Assessment’ Category

Crane Video

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Step 1 of our training class “A 10-Step Approach to Service Continuity Planning” deals with risk assessment. Being aware of the risk that nearby construction poses is pointed out in that Step. Ever wonder how those cranes get up so high? Here’s a time-lapse video of the process:

New Tools for California Residents

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Second-generation maps of tsunami impact zones for the California coastline are now available.  These maps show areas of the coast that would be vulnerable to giant waves generated by an undersea earthquake.  Also, California residents now have a site that they can enter their address and find out potential risks for their area.  For example, if you enter the address for the Regional Medical Library in Los Angeles you will find that they are vulnerable to earthquakes but that they are outside of a tsunami zone.  The site also lists preparedness steps that can be taken to mitigate the impact of identified risks.

California Tsunami Maps

California Risk Assessment Site


Introduction to Disaster Planning for Libraries

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Click here to view an 8:51 screencast that I did of the importance of disaster planning in libraries.  The focus of the screencast is on major disasters that can greatly impact library operations.


Dallas, Philadelphia, and Boston

Friday, December 11th, 2009

This past week, Dallas, Philadelphia, and Boston were elevated to Homeland Security’s Tier 1 list of urban areas at high risk for terrorism.  Tier 1 status means that additional funding is available for increased security measures.

Cities in Tier 1: Dallas, Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles, Newark, NJ, New York, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Houston, and Chicago.