Category: Health & Safety

INTERPOL and Council of Europe experts meet to discuss major event security

A meeting between the Council of Europe's Secretariat of Sport Conventions and INTERPOL's Project Stadia provided an opportunity to review security issues connected to major public events. Areas of discussion at INTERPOL's General Secretariat headquarters focused on cooperation between both organizations on safeguarding major sports and other public events, best practices to mitigate potential threats, ...

Key Business Continuity lessons from 2016 South Australia disaster

An independent report into the September 2016 weather event in South Australia, which resulted in a wide-area power outage, has been published. Led by former Police Commissioner Gary Burns the report examines the adequacy of the State's disaster preparedness and response to the event and contains 62 recommendations. The report identifies that the ''management of ...

Flood Resilience Guide for UK businesses published

The Know Your Flood Risk campaign has launched a new 'Guide to Flood Resilience' for businesses, developed by two former flood victims, Mary Dhonau OBE and Carly Rose. The supplement provides practical guidance on steps all UK businesses can take to make their premises flood resilient. Download a free copy of the A Business Guide ...

New research may explain the reduction in landfalling hurricanes in the US East Coast region

During periods of greater Atlantic hurricane activity, a protective barrier of vertical wind shear and cooler ocean temperatures forms along the US East Coast, weakening storms as they approach land, according to a new study by NCEI scientist, Jim Kossin. In his paper, "Hurricane Intensification along United States Coast Suppressed during Active Hurricane Periods", published ...

Professional sports leagues have disaster plans in place

Every industry needs Plan "B". In this era, most major sport organizations, leagues and teams have crisis management and communications plans in place for specific crises, which they must execute quickly. It shouldn't be the second - or even third thought - when it comes to tragedies like the one that befell the Brazilian soccer ...

ISO’s two-step solution to improving sanitation for 2.4 billion people

Many of us take toilets for granted, yet as many as one in three people are struggling because they lack access to one. This can lead to poor health, absenteeism from work and school, lack of privacy and safety, reduced concentration and exhaustion. In fact, loss of productivity from poor sanitation and hygiene is estimated ...

Humanity Road is looking for volunteers

Humanity Road Volunteer Opportunities Humanity Road delivers disaster preparedness and response information to the global mobile public before, during, and after a disaster. Providing aid information helps individuals survive, sustain, and reunite with each other and with their pets. Humanity Road strives to close the disaster communications gap through process improvement, collaboration, partnerships, education and ...