Ebola – What Business Continuity Professionals Need to Know
You’ve all seen the news – the sometimes (perhaps often) inaccurate and exaggerated presentation of ‘facts’ and race for ratings has started. We’re by no means downplaying the seriousness of the situation – Ebola is extremely serious…Brian Zawada, FBCI | Oct 20, 2014
H1N1 Virus May Be Transmittable For Longer Than Originally Thought
As scientists learn more about the H1N1 virus, guidance regarding the most appropriate preventative measures changes. The current CDC stance on when it is appropriate for ill employees to return to work after diagnosed or probable infection…Avalution Team | Sep 24, 2009
WHO Declares Pandemic Phase 6 – Don’t Panic, but DO PREPARE!
The World Health Organization (WHO) raised its pandemic alert level to Phase 6, the highest alert level. Phase 6 is defined as increased and sustained transmission in the general population “characterized by community level outbreaks in at…Brian Zawada, FBCI | Jun 11, 2009
Human Resource Policy Considerations During a Pandemic
Since the April 2009 H1N1 outbreak, business continuity professionals around the world began the process of reevaluating their pandemic preparedness strategies. A commonly-identified preparedness activity is the evaluation of Human Resources policies. In the past, some organizations…Ryan Hutton | May 27, 2009
Pandemic Webinar Q&A
Avalution Consulting co-owners Brian Zawada and Robert Giffin recently presented a webinar, sponsored by Continuity Insights, titled “Practical Pandemic Planning For Businesses”.Avalution Team | Oct 30, 2007
Pandemic Influenza Planning: We Need A New Approach
Throughout 2006, all of the major news outlets consistently published information on the upcoming pandemic.
Leveraging The Pandemic Threat to Mature BCM
A growing number of organizations (in both the public and private sectors) are looking at the threat posed by the Avian Flu. Nearly every major publication and news outlet has covered the potential impact of a bird…Avalution Team | Jun 26, 2006
Practical Pandemic Planning Advice
By Robert Giffin This week Greece became the first European Union nation to identify bird flu in poultry. As this virus continues to spread across the globe, it’s propensity to mutate into a new strain capable of…