4 years later… what we can learn from the Lac Mégantic rail disaster

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What can we learn from Lac Mégantic In July of 2013, the deadliest Canadian rail accident since 1867 occurred in Lac Megantic, Quebec.  A series of errors resulted in a train carrying crude oil to roll downhill before derailing in the town of Lac Megantic.  The accident resulted in: 63 derailed rail cars 47 deaths […]

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Leverage simple Business Continuity Plan templates

Business Continuity plan templates

KingsBridge BCP’s Shield software makes the daunting task of writing and housing your Business Continuity Plan (BCP) easy. With this simple and straightforward software, you can build and maintain your plan without the worries of version control, access, and plan navigation that are inherent with hard copies. Some benefits of using Shield for your BCP, namely […]

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Being Prepared

Queensland Flooding

Think back over the years… Let’s take a quick look at the state of affairs in 2011: It is one year after the epic 7-magnitude earthquake that ravaged Haiti As a result of summer rains in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, record mudslides and landslides killed 384 people in 24 hours Australia struggles to keep going after record […]

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Lessons To Remember

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You’ve done everything right: You have a plan Your plan is tested and verified You’ve trained your team members Your plan is maintained Disaster strikes!  Now what?  You know you’re prepared, but still there is some nervousness and uncertainty.  You can relax knowing that your business continuity plan is working for you, but it is still essential […]

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Are You Acting on Past Lessons?

past lessons

Just last week we posted on this blog about the World Health Organization’s announcement about the end of the H1N1 pandemic…. And now less than a week later, we’re reading about a new possible threat to our health and safety. That’s right, the NDM-1 enzyme which creates an antibiotic bacteria. This superbug can live within bacteria. […]

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