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Author Levitt, Alan M., 1931-

Title Disaster planning and recovery : a guide for facility professionals / Alan M. Levitt
Published New York : Wiley, [1997]


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Description xiii, 417 pages ; 26 cm
Contents Ch. 1. The Facility Professional -- Ch. 2. Why a Disaster Planning and Recovery Strategy? -- Ch. 3. Problems and Performance -- Ch. 4. Prescriptives -- Ch. 5. Risk Management -- Ch. 6. Managing Risks: Reducing the Probability of Problems, Impacts, and Consequences -- Ch. 7. The Vulnerability Search, Vulnerability Analysis, and Vulnerability Rectification -- Ch. 8. Contingency Management -- Ch. 9. "...But the Process is Tedious" -- Ch. 10. Communication -- Ch. 11. Myths and Some Precarious Perceptions -- App. I. Before, During, and After Checklist -- App. II. The Vulnerability Search: A Model Vulnerability Search Checklist
Summary Throughout Disaster Planning and Recovery, the emphasis is on human factors. Levitt describes techniques for efficiently mobilizing staff in an emergency, working effectively with key departments, such as IT, and most importantly, easing the stress that disasters can impose on staff members. Disaster Planning and Recovery is an indispensable resource for facility professionals, human resources managers, building owners and managers, architects, designers, and planners
The only complete, practical guide of its kind, Disaster Planning and Recovery shows facility professionals how to prepare for, cope with, and rebound from a disaster. Alan Levitt clearly demonstrates that the first major step toward minimizing risk and optimizing recovery time following an emergency is to formulate a comprehensive disaster plan. Drawing upon his years of experience as a business continuity expert - and using fascinating and instructive vignettes and case studies (many of them previously unpublished) to illustrate his points - he shows you how to develop the most cost-effective plan possible
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Crisis management.
Emergency management.
Facility management.
Risk management.
LC no. 96035914
ISBN 0471142050 (cloth : acid-free paper)