Mike Janko, Director of Global Business Continuity for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, discusses planning for infectious disease outbreaks and the importance of making your plans scalable. He also discusses how outbreaks can effect your business regardless of where they occur.
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Pounding rain and tornado watches didn't deter hundreds of protesters Monday outside Ferguson police headquarters, where they stayed for almost four hours to mark how long 18-year-old Michael Brown's body was left in a street after he was fatally shot by police. Organizers of the four-day Ferguson October protests committed acts of civil disobedience across the St. Louis region.
A new study suggests fracking triggered hundreds of small, unnoticeable earthquakes in eastern Ohio late last year, months before the state first linked seismic activity to the much-debated oil-and-gas extraction technique. The report, which appears in the November issue of the journal Seismological Research Letters, identified nearly 400 tremors on a previously unmapped fault in Harrison County between Oct. 1 and Dec. 13, 2013.
An explosion and fire at a gas pumping station in Saskatchewan on Saturday prompted an evacuation. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the blast occurred at a TransGas facility. Police say there have been no injuries reported.
A large fire destroyed a manufacturing building in Seattle, sending a big plume of black smoke over the city and prompting an effort to contain toxic chemicals. Both companies based in the building are considered "large-quantity generators of hazardous waste."
The oil and railroad industries are urging U.S. regulators to allow them as long as seven years to retrofit existing tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil, a top oil industry official said. The cars have ruptured and spilled oil during collisions, leading to intense fires.
With harvest time across California, many of the state's once-robust crops are anticipated to be smaller than usual this year due to the state's historic drought. Economists at the University of California, Davis said that agriculture, once a $44 billion annual business in California, will suffer a financial hit of $2.2 billion due to revenue losses and higher water costs.
Oil producers in North Dakota are objecting to any new state regulations that would require them to reduce the volatility of crude before it's loaded onto rail cars. North Dakota's Industrial Commission is considering new rules that would require companies to remove certain liquids and gasses from crude oil train shipments, a process some say would make such transport safer.
Officials say the "flash explosion" apparently stemmed from an electrical breaker failure, but it did not cause a full-fledged fire. The victim was burned and was being airlifted to Las Vegas after the blast Wednesday at Primex Plastics Corp.
A blast ripped through a fast-food restaurant next to a busy subway station in Chile's capital on Monday, injuring at least 14 people in the most damaging of nearly 30 bombings or attempted bombings in Santiago this year. While no group claimed responsibility for the blast, many past bombings have been claimed by anarchist groups and Chile's government said it would invoke the country's tough anti-terror laws.
After a six-week protest that cost Market Basket millions in lost sales, the company announced that an agreement had been reached for Arthur T. Demoulas to buy the chain, putting him back in control of the century-old business. Company representatives say about 80 percent of operations have been restored.
Ken Simpson discusses the importance of the "cyber supply chain" in preparing for cyber threats and how business continuity and logistics can go hand-in-hand for organizations looking to prevent such threats. He also discusses sharing the critical cyber threats with senior management.
Food in countries hit by Ebola is getting more expensive and will become scarcer because many farmers won't be able to access fields. Surrounding countries have closed land borders, many airlines have suspended flights to and from the affected countries, restricting food imports to the hardest-hit countries. Those countries — Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone — all rely on grain from abroad to feed their people.
Granite City police told local television stations that the bomb squad has been sent to the Totall Metal Recycling plant and officials fear more explosions, perhaps from live ammunition rounds. More than 160 people work at the plant.
The deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 1,000 in West Africa is disrupting the flow of goods, forcing the United Nations to plan food convoys for up to a million people as hunger threatens the largely impoverished area.Amid roadblocks manned by troops and pervasive fear among the population of the dreaded disease, the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola is increasingly impacting the food supply in three countries.
A tanker truck explosion and fire in Middle Tennessee killed one person early Friday and police said would cause significant delays for motorists on Interstate 65. The fuel tanker hit an overpass around 3:40 a.m. It was carrying unleaded gasoline.
Mark Carroll, Senior Vice President of Income Research + Management, sat down with Continuity Insights to discuss down time, its impact on finances, processes and reputation an why business continuity practitioners are just beginning to discover its true impact.
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.
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.
Business continuity, disaster recovery and leadership in supply chain management were topics covered in two presentations at the New York Metro Area chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners meeting last week at National Grid's MetroTech office in Brooklyn
Two people were injured and thousands of gallons of fuel were spilled when southbound Canadian National train struck several Wisconsin & Southern Railroad cars at a rail crossing. Some 100 people who live near the crash site were evacuated from their homes as a precaution.
A saltwater spill from an underground pipeline in North Dakota has renewed calls from farmers and environmentalists to require new monitoring to help ensure that such breaches are prevented or caught quickly. The leak involved an estimated 24,000 barrels, or 1 million gallons, of saltwater and condensate, byproducts of oil and gas production.
Coal industry representatives say lawsuits against mines in three Western states could have consequences across the U.S. as environmentalists seek changes in how mining is approved on federally owned reserves. In civil cases unfolding in Colorado, New Mexico and Montana, the group WildEarth Guardians asserts coal companies benefited from lax oversight by federal regulators.
A contract that covers nearly 20,000 West Coast dockworkers is set to expire, and businesses are worried about disruptions just as the crush of cargo for the back-to-school and holiday seasons begins. With contentious issues including benefits and job security on the table, smooth sailing is no guarantee.
The dangers posed by a spike in oil shipments by rail extend beyond crude from the booming Bakken region of the Northern Plains and include oil produced elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada, U.S. safety officials and lawmakers said.
Video: All Recoveries are Not Equal:Print and Mail Operations Often Require Additional ConsiderationJune 23, 2014 9:18 am | Videos | Comments
Chris Durfee, Director of Sales and Marketing for MailGard, discusses why some items, like print and mail operations, sometimes require extra consideration during recovery and why not all recovery projects are created equal.
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