Monday, August 31, 2009

Strive to Survive Workshop Fast Approaching

There are just a few more days to register for the Strive to Survive Business Disaster Resilience Workshop. This is a free workshop for businesses in Southwest Washington that will be held from 9 AM to 3 PM on Monday, September 21 at the Vancouver Hilton. Registration is required.

With the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina the press has been doing their annual critique of the slow pace of the recovery process. One of the primary lessons that businesses should take away from the Hurricane Katrina experience is that no one should rely on others (state and local government, FEMA, etc.) to come to their rescue after a disaster. Businesses need to take control of their own destiny and plan for how they will protect their employees and business operations and work with their suppliers to survive the worst.

The Strive to Survive Workshop presents a rare opportunity for businesses to start this process by connecting with geologists, public health and public safety officials, and disaster planners. Participants will learn about hazards in Southwest Washington such as earthquakes and the current H1N1 (swine flu) pandemic. They will also learn about what they can do to protect their employees and businesses from these threats.


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