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Business Continuity Planning: How to Ensure Your Business will be Prepared for the Unexpected
It’s hard to predict what could go wrong when disaster strikes. From natural disasters to human-caused hazards, technology disruption, or health emergencies, without an effective business continuity plan, the magnitude of what can go wrong is greater than expected. Your business could be at risk.
A business continuity plan is a process for creating systems of prevention and recovery to address potential threats to a company. In addition to prevention, the goal is to enable ongoing operations and get business up and running quickly. In this session, we will discuss the importance of risk assessment and planning as well as the potential effects that a lack of planning could lead to including financial loss, diminished reputation, and potential closure of your business.
- Introduce the process rather than the project, of creating a business continuity plan.
- Preparing for the plan through risk and threat assessment.
- Identifying the players that should be involved in your organization
- Uncovering the tenets that should be included in the plan itself
- Review the process of updating and maintaining the plan.
- Explore some business continuity planning resources.
Senior Loss Control Field Director- Eastern PA. The Cincinnati Insurance Companies
Darnell is a Senior Loss Control Field Director in Eastern PA for The Cincinnati Insurance Companies where he consults with a wide array of insured organizations to assist in the risk evaluation and mitigation processes for their property and casualty insurance programs.
Darnell provides an extensive list of loss control services to his clients including employee safety and compliance training and program development, fire risk surveys, automatic fire suppression system design evaluation, fleet management services, contractor risk transfer solutions, and product safety and business continuity consultative services. He has positively impacted organizations large and small to help proactively identify sources of risk to their employees and businesses and help them develop controls to put in place to help protect all stakeholders.
Darnell has been with The Cincinnati Insurance Companies (CIC) for 5 years. Prior to this position he has worked in the construction field of safety, risk management and continuous improvement. After working for private industry, he turned to a large safety and risk consulting firm before ultimately pursuing a career in the insurance industry.
Darnell has a BS in Occupational Safety and Environmental Health from Millersville University. He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) granted by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Darnell is also an OSHA Authorized Construction Outreach Trainer.