Be Informed: Business
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Visit the Be Ready Utah Business Continuity Planning Toolbox to help you build a business continuity plan. Here are some additional links:
- DisasterSafety.org: A business continuity program for small businesses with little time or staff to make business continuity plans
- American Red Cross workplace preparedness planning
- Small Business Administration’s site for BCP help
- FEMA’s site to help businesses plan and protect their site and operations
- Centers for Disease Control site with tools to build emergency preparedness for businesses
- Continuity Central - The international BC information portal
- Disaster Recovery Journal – One of the most-read BC publications in the world
- FEMA’s website promoting collaboration between government, business, industry, academia and other non-government organizations
- QuakeSmart Business Toolkit
- EmergencyInfoUtah.com: Breaking news portal of the Utah Division of Emergency Management
- Twitter.com/UtahEmergency will also be a source of incident information if DEM is involved.
- National Weather Service Alert Notifications
- UDOT Traffic
- Utah Fire Information
- Business Pandemic Flu Planning
- Earthquake Notification Service (ENS by USGS)
- Utah Emergency Management Twitter
- Utah Emergency Management Facebook
- Be Ready Utah Twitter Page
- Be Ready Utah Facebook Page
- Online Business Continuity Planning Course (coming soon)
- Organizations Prepared for Emergency Needs (O.P.E.N.) online training for business continuity actions
- IT and Cybersecurity Resources: News and ideas on IT security, business continuity, also security and risk management topics.
- Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Resources: An online active shooter independent study course from the Emergency Management Institute
- Financial Preparedness
- US-CERT Publications (Cybersecurity)
Utah’s critical infrastructure provides essential services that support all businesses and communities. Critical
1. the power we use in our homes and businesses,
2. the water we drink,
3. the transportation systems that get us from place to place,
4. the first responders and hospitals in our communities,
5. the farms that grow and raise our food,
6. and the Internet and communication systems we rely on to stay in touch with friends and family.
Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, observed in November, builds awareness and
appreciation of the importance of critical infrastructure and reaffirms Utah’s commitment to keep our critical infrastructure and our communities safe and secure. Securing the nation's infrastructure is a national priority that requires planning and coordination across the whole community. Utah’s can do their part at home, at work, and in their local communities by being prepared for all hazards, reporting suspicious activities, and learning more about critical infrastructure security and resilience.
National Small Business Week
Every year since 1963, the President has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, Which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small businesses. More than half of Americans either own or work for small businesses, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. As part of National Small Business Week please join other businesses in building resiliency to keep your business strong and growing even during times of disaster.
May is National Building Safety Month
The President of the United States has also issued a proclamation For National Building Safety Month. “Americans can also take steps to secure buildings before natural disasters strike by elevating properties where necessary, anchoring furniture and other materials, reinforcing doors, and covering windows. I encourage everyone to visit www.Ready.gov to learn about more ways to keep yourself and those around you safe in your homes and businesses.” President Barak Obama
Organizations Preparing for Emergency Needs (O.P.E.N.) Training
OPEN teaches 10 preparedness actions to help your organization remain OPEN. OPEN includes both a web-based, self-guided training, and a downloadable instructor kit that will guide participants on how to identify risks, locate resources, and take preparedness actions.
Build a workforce that knows how to respond in a disaster. The Workplace Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Starter Guide will help you. See the CERT Website to learn more about CERT.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Private Sector Preparedness Council
A Private Sector Preparedness Council (PSPC) helps connect the community's private sector to emergency preparedness principles and practices.
Private Sector Preparedness Councils