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Oceana's Law for the Layperson - Protecting Your Business : Preparation and the Law - Margaret C. Jasper

Oceana's Law for the Layperson - Protecting Your Business

Preparation and the Law

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This Almanac provides general business owners with the information they need to successfully develop a disaster preparedness plan. These plans are created to increase the viability of businesses in the event of a major disaster. Key topics include business continuity planning, crisis assessment and management, insurance issues, equipment and data protection, and employee preparedness. Written in an accessible format for general readers, this almanac sets forth practical steps business owners need to take to safeguard their business in case of disaster.
The Legal Almanac Series serves to educate the general public on a variety of legal issues pertinent to everyday life and to keep readers informed of their rights and remedies under the law. Each volume in the series presents an explanation of a specific legal issue in simple, clearly written text, making the Almanac a concise and perfect desktop reference tool.

About the Authorp. vii
Introductionp. x
Emergency Management Planning
In General 1
Form an Emergency Management Teamp. 2
Assess Your Current Risksp. 2
Previous Incidentsp. 3
Geographic Risksp. 3
Technological Risksp. 3
Human Errorp. 4
Design and Construction Emergenciesp. 4
Plan for Specific Types of Emergency Situationsp. 4
Determine Potential Impactp. 5
Human Impactp. 5
Impact on Business Operationsp. 5
Impact on Facility and Propertyp. 5
Establish Timelines and Budgetsp. 5
Review Existing Plansp. 6
Establish a Backup Planp. 6
Designate Staging Areasp. 7
Determine Community Resourcesp. 7
Determine Codes and Regulationsp. 8
The Federal Emergency Management Agencyp. 8
Developing and Implementing the Emergency Plan
Plan Componentsp. 9
Executive Summaryp. 9
Emergency Response Proceduresp. 9
Emergency Contact Informationp. 10
Building Plans and Mapsp. 10
Writing the Planp. 10
Implementing Your Emergency Management Planp. 11
Notification and Warning Systemp. 11
Evacuation Planningp. 12
High Rise Buildingsp. 13
Shelterp. 13
Equipment and Data Protectionp. 13
Equipment Protectionp. 14
Maintain an Inventoryp. 14
Data Protection and Storagep. 15
Public Information and Media Relationsp. 15
Medical Emergenciesp. 16
First Aid Suppliesp. 16
Foodp. 17
Waterp. 17
Medicationsp. 17
Miscellaneous Itemsp. 17
Emergency Management Costsp. 18
Employees and Their Familiesp. 18
Planning for Specific Disasters
In Generalp. 19
Firesp. 19
Planning Considerations - Firesp. 19
Hazardous Materialsp. 21
Hazardous Materials Regulationp. 21
Planning Considerations - Hazardous Materialsp. 22
Off-Site Incidentsp. 22
Floodsp. 24
Planning Considerations - Floodsp. 24
Hurricanesp. 25
Planning Considerations - Hurricanesp. 25
Tornadoesp. 26
Planning Considerations - Tornadoesp. 26
Severe Winter Stormsp. 27
Planning Considerations - Severe Winter Stormsp. 27
Earthquakesp. 28
Planning Considerations - Earthquakesp. 28
Technological Emergenciesp. 29
Planning Considerations - Technological Emergenciesp. 30
Preparing Your Workplace for a Pandemic
What is a Pandemic?p. 31
Effect of a Pandemic on Business Operationsp. 32
Role of the Employerp. 32
Level of Riskp. 32
Planning Considerationsp. 33
Community Planningp. 33
Review Your Emergency Plan Regularlyp. 33
Contingency Planningp. 33
Identify and Minimize Risksp. 34
Assist Employees in Crisisp. 34
Employees Who Travel Outside the United Statesp. 34
Business Insurance
In Generalp. 37
Business Owners Policyp. 38
Property Insurancep. 39
Exclusionsp. 39
Flood Coveragep. 39
Earthquake Coveragep. 40
Acts of Terrorismp. 40
Business Interruption Insurancep. 41
Named Perils Policyp. 42
All-Risk Policyp. 42
Extra Expense Insurancep. 43
Filing Your Insurance Claimp. 43
Policy Cancellationp. 43
Policy Nonrenewalp. 43
Filing a Complaint Against Your Insurance Carrierp. 44
Damage Assessment and Recovery
In Generalp. 45
Damage Assessmentp. 45
Financing Your Recoveryp. 46
Getting Back to Businessp. 47
Assisting Your Employeesp. 48
The Small Business Administration Disaster Relief Loan Program
In Generalp. 49
Applying for Financial Assistancep. 49
Use of Fundsp. 50
Physical Damagep. 50
Economic Injuryp. 51
Loan Termsp. 52
The Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan Programp. 52
Use of Fundsp. 53
Loan Termsp. 53
Documentationp. 54
The SBA Disaster Officep. 54
The SBA Disaster Assistance Customer Service Centerp. 54
The SBA Field Operations Center - East (FOC-E)p. 55
The SBA Field Operations Center - West (FOC-W)p. 55
The SBA Disaster Assistance Processing and Disbursement Centerp. 56
Appendices
Directory of Federal Emergency Management Agency - Regional Officesp. 57
Directory of State Offices of Emergency Managementp. 59
Business Continuity Acronymsp. 67
Sample Emergency Planp. 73
Emergency Supplies Checklistp. 81
Computer Inventory Formp. 83
List of Hazardous Chemicalsp. 85
Checklist for Pandemic Planningp. 91
Insurance Coverage Discussion Formp. 95
Selected Provisions of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 and the Terrorism Risk Insurance Extension Act of 2005p. 97
Directory of State Insurance Departmentsp. 109
U.S. SBA Disaster Business Loan Applicationp. 115
Glossaryp. 117
Bibliography and Additional Resourcesp. 135
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ISBN: 9780195339031
ISBN-10: 0195339037
Series: Legal Almanac Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st October 2007
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.8  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.01