The death toll in an explosion at a Chinese auto parts factory has risen to 75, as investigators fault poor safety measures and news reports reveal that workers had long complained of dangerous levels of dust at the facility. Metal dust produced from polishing steel hubcaps ignited Saturday morning at the factory in the eastern Chinese city of Kunshan, causing an explosion that destroyed almost the entire roof of the plant.
Rescuers found scores of survivors on Monday as they dug through homes shattered by an earthquake in southern China that killed at least 398 people and injured more than 1,800. Rainstorms were expected to continue to hinder rescue efforts over the coming days.
Firefighters were focusing on two wildfires near each other in Northern California that have burned through more than 100 square miles of terrain — one of which was menacing a small town and prompted the evacuation of a long-term care hospital.
Robert Edson, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for Mission Mode Solutions, talked with Continuity Insights about mass notification and why it is so important. Topics include its place in the incident management lifecycle, social media as a communications tool and executive integration
More than 100 emergency managers and business continuity professionals gathered on Aug. 1 at Genentech for the Inaugural Bay Area Emergency Managers (BAEM) conference. The conference focused on integrating all aspects of risk management for more effective emergency response.
Howard Mannella of Alternative Resiliency Services Corp discusses the five key messages business continuity practitioners should communicate to executive management, including how business continuity and insurance are different and why having a business continuity program is important
A workers' revolt at the Market Basket supermarket chain has led to empty shelves, angry customers and support for a boycott from more than 100 state legislators and mayors. Workers are demanding the reinstatement of a beloved former CEO, who was credit with keeping prices low, treating employees well and guiding the company's success.
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Hector Miguel Opazo Santis, Consulting Manager for Resilience Technologies of Chile, discusses business continuity plan automation, what to consider before choosing business continuity management software and why automation is worth considering.
Mike Kadar of MK Continuity & Availability LLC discusses his business continuity management risk index and how it can be used to gain support from executives and express business continuity related data in a concise and effective manner
Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world's deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people. Airports in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three other West African countries affected by the current Ebola outbreak, have implemented some preventive measures.
A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were uprooted.
New York's latest proposal to save Hudson River fish from being sucked into the Indian Point nuclear plant calls for shutting down one of the region's largest power producers for up to three months a year. Experts predict there will still be enough power to meet demands.
Two fertilizer companies sued following a deadly Texas explosion are claiming the small town deserves blame for failing to properly train volunteer firefighters and first responders, who made up most of the 15 people killed by the April 2013 blast.
A typhoon has killed 13 people in China and left thousands in need of basic living supplies, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Sunday.The bad weather associated with Typhoon Matmo in Taiwan is considered a likely factor in a plane crash on a small Taiwanese island that killed 48 people last week.