Business Continuity - Bio/Chemical
What about the freight train tracks right next door?
We rarely take note of the hazardous materials that surround us at all times, fueling our workplaces and communities from behind closed doors, but they are surprisingly common, present in about 4.5 million facilities in the United States. A set of rigorous protection systems ensures that these materials remain unseen and unnoticed by the community at large, but despite our greatest precautions, accidents can still occur, releasing these toxic materials into the environment and posing a threat to workers and the surrounding community. These incidents most often result from transportation accidents or accidents at chemical plants.
The key to an efficient disaster response lies in taking measures to understand the hazardous materials being used, the threats they pose, and the safety precautions that need to be taken. While not all accidents can be prevented, having a well-practiced response plan in place can ensure a minimal impact and get your community and business back up and running with few long-term effects. Preparing for a disaster before it occurs increases the efficiency of the response at a time when just a few seconds can mean the difference between safety and tragedy.