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Emergency Preparedness, Part Two: Evacuation Plan

July 25, 2018


July is emergency month at Vanguard. As hurricane season approaches, our goal is to help you prepare your facility for any and all emergencies that may come your way. We recently covered how to develop an Emergency Action Plan (EAP), …

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How to prepare for an oncoming hurricane

July 20, 2018


Know your hurricanes Many of your pre-storm decisions will depend on the kind of hurricane that is approaching your facility. Therefore, it’s important to know the details of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, which you can find on the National Oceanic …

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How to quickly and safely recover from a hurricane

July 11, 2018


July is emergency month at Vanguard, and our goal is to help you prepare your facility for any and all emergencies that may come your way.   Hurricanes can be destructive, not only for what damage they can do during …

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Creating an Emergency Action Plan

July 5, 2018


July is emergency month at Vanguard, and our goal is to help you prepare your facility for any and all emergencies that may come your way, including hurricanes.   According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, every …

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Does your facility have an active shooter plan in place?

April 18, 2018


Having an active shooter plan can play an important role in keeping your facility safe. Just as fire drills can prepare workers for emergencies, so can active shooter drills. The tips below include the most up-to-date government recommendations.   Gunshots …

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How to winterize your facility

November 15, 2017


As the line goes, “winter is coming”. Here’s how to get your facility ready for the challenges that winter can bring, including cold temperatures, ice, snow and winter storms. A little preparation can help you get through winter with as …

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Stay open for business even when disaster strikes

September 13, 2017


We have run several articles on how to prepare for various disasters, including hurricanes, active shooters, tornadoes and more. But one thing we haven’t covered in detail, which is key for properly recovering from the effects of any disaster, is …

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An ounce of pre-mortem is worth a pound of post

August 16, 2017


In a crisis, your brain doesn’t work properly. Your hippocampus, which is responsible for processing memories, hits the stress button and releases cortisol into your system. It then shuts down until there is enough of the chemical circulating in your …

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Security, Part 11: Develop an IT recovery plan…or else

July 26, 2017


Here’s a crazy stat for you, courtesy of the Ponemon Institute: 90% of organizations that lose data due to a cyberattack wind up closing their doors in the following two years. We’ve spent a lot of time covering the various …

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