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Developing A Resilient Workforce
Since 9/11 there's been a dramatic increase in workplace security. Survival is top priority but learning to thrive following a disruptive incident requires planning most businesses don't have. Rick Allen and Francine Toder explain. Click HERE>>

ChoicePoint to Limit Sale of Information
ChoicePoint, Inc., plagued by a recent identity theft scandal, has announced it will limit its sale of consumer information to small businesses. But is the move too little, too late? Click HERE>>

Hutchinson Exits DHS for Private Sector
DHS undersecretary of border and transportation security Asa Hutchinson has resigned his post to work for a private law firm, in yet another departure from the department. Click HERE>>

SOA Whistleblowing Provision is Gaining Ground
A quiet little whistleblowing provision in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act is starting to make itself heard. Are you prepared for it? Click HERE>>

Don't Assume Your System is Secure, Expert Says
You know the old saying about assumptions, so why assume your IT system is secure? According to one expert, the only way to be sure of security is to perform a thorough audit. Click HERE>>

Coastal Population Boom Puts Americans at Risk
With more than half of all Americans living close to the coast, emergency planning officials are looking for new ways to evacuate residents in the event of disaster. Click HERE>>

Surveillance Becomes Sophisticated
Video surveillance technology is a key element of many security systems, but are technological advances keeping up with our security needs? Click HERE>>

BELFOR'S Red Alert Program Protect your organization's mission-critical assets. Corporate needs can be more effectively addressed if a disaster occurs. Worldwide leader in DR services with more than 100 offices and 3000 plus employees. Click HERE>>

Enterprise-wide BC Planning DSPN is a consulting firm that develops emergency response and business recovery plans. Their nationally-certified professionals design, document, implement, and test contingency plans. For free BC resources, Click HERE>>

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Management of Dead Bodies In Disaster Situations
Major disasters have one thing in common: the enormous number of people killed. Natural disasters have taught us important lessons concerning the management of mass fatalities. However, the best efforts by experts continue to be counterbalanced by unacceptable practices in managing dead bodies. PAHO invited a diverse group of experts to compile this manual. The information provided in it will be of timely importance to local and national decision-makers and a broad range of professionals from public institutions called upon whenever disasters occur. http://publications.paho.org/english/moreinfo.cfm?Product_ID=793&CFID=6423902&CFTOKEN=6717285

Securesearch, Inc. Introduces Odor Simulants Kit For Chemical Warfare Agents
Scarborough, ON - In the Odor Simulant Kits by Securesearch only the odors are simulated, not the appearance or other characteristics of the agents. The purpose is to introduce first responders to the odors of these 10 very hazardous CW agents. If they ever smell them when entering a building or an area where they see a number of people lying dead or severely disabled, they will be alerted not to rush in. The odors they have exposed themselves to from our kit, will alert them to immediately exit the area, and call for trained help with proper protective clothing and anti-agent masks. For more information, go to: http://www.securesearchinc.com/ or email: info@securesearchinc.com

Safety & Health Management Systems for Small Businesses
Now, any business of any size can invest in safety… free! Funded by an OSHA-sponsored Susan Harwood grant and developed by NC State University, Safety & Health Management Systems for Small Businesses is a FREE classroom-quality, self-instructional training program. Safety & Health Management Systems for Small Businesses is designed to assist small- and medium-sized businesses in developing and implementing an effective SHMS that is easy to develop, inexpensive, performed in-house and based on the specific needs of your workplace. For more information, Click HERE>> http://www.ies.ncsu.edu/safetyhealthmgmt/

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