Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Holiday Safety for Home and Family

As we approach Christmas and the start of another new year, it's important to do what we can to ensure that our holidays are happy and our families are safe. This week we offer a number of tips about safety for travel, shopping, decorating and more. Take a look through these articles for your own peace of mind and your family's safety. Don't be the family that's featured in the news over Christmas because a holiday fire destroyed their home or some other disaster befell them.

Help to Make Safety a Tradition for your family this holiday season.  (Item #1)   The CDC offers 12 ways to health during the holidays (and all year). (Item #2)   This fact sheet from the American Red Cross offers good tips on holiday fire safety. (Item #3)

Travelers Insurance offers five simple tips for your holiday safety. (Item #4)   If you're traveling, here are some safety tips to keep in mind before you leave. (Item #5)   Don't let your sense of caution fall by the wayside in the rush of holiday shopping. (Item #6)

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Testing & Training

Having a business continuity plan that has not been tested might do you more harm than good. Everything can fall apart if people don't know what they are supposed to do or elements of the plan don't work. Soooo... we really cannot say this enough: Test your plan and train your people so everyone will have confidence that the plan will work.

Having a team well versed in the initial steps of the BC/DR plan will help to ensure an effective and early response. (Item #1)   A plan is not a plan until it has been tested; it is only theory. (Item #2)   Here are six BC/DR best practices from the trenches that will keep you moving forward no matter what outage, incident, or disaster may strike. (Item #3)

Are you part of the 70% of companies that do NOT test their business continuity plans? It's time, then. (Item #4)   Business continuity drills are the key to detect, address, and strengthen that weakest link. (Item #5)   Here's how to put your plan to the test. (Item #6)

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