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For an accounting firm, failure to mitigate for a sudden catastrophic event such as a fire, flood, theft or other disaster can have repercussions that reverberate far beyond the original event. Regardless of the damage done and the resulting difficulties re-establishing normal operations, clients that may have also had damage may immediately need some of the function...
Over the past few years, adequate Vital Record Protection (VRP) has become
an essential policy in almost all industries and areas of government. The
proper securing and protecting of paper and vital digitally-based documents
has become commonplace and is often a requirement by law.
Certain industries and areas of business are held to higher standards when it
comes to keeping their vital documents physically secure from fire, water damage,
theft, or other disasters. For an example, consider the aviation industry. The
Bioterrorism Act — Implications for Vital Records Protection
In the wake of 9/11, in response to concerns about a terrorist attack involving bioterrorism President Bush signed the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002. The Bioterrorism act, as it is known, is divided into five sections and deals with many different facets of the threat of bioterrorism. This article is focused on Section 306 of the act, "Protecting Safety..."
Anytime a church is stricken by fire, flood, hurricane, tornado or other disaster, most ministers and....
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In early August 2004, the nation learned that terrorist organizations were targeting U.S. financial institutions. According to U.S. Intelligence, al-Qaida had performed detailed surveillance of the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the NY Stock Exchange, the offices of Citigroup, and the Prudential Plaza building. Through heightened Homeland Security...
Many commercial building companies decide to proactively install the proper protection from day one, rather than waiting for the potential problem to arise. Oak Grove Construction Company, located in Santa Rosa CA used fireproof containers in their initial office layout and purchased more as they expanded and created more more documentation that needed to be protected...
Protecting and creating "backup copies" of a dental practice’s vital records is a crucial practice management issue for dentists. When the personal, privileged health information of patients accumulates over the lifetime of a practice, records management and protection becomes and increasingly serious issue that, when mismanaged, can not only threaten the livelihood of a practice, but can also...
The medical field is one of the industries that is subject to, including (but not limited to) records protection guidelines set forth under the HIPAA, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Documents such as patient records, employee information, and insurance documentation are some of the items that doctors' offices should be protecting from disaster at all times. Some...
Many funeral homes are small, family-owned operations that have been in business for many generations. Even the most modest of facilities can house a wealth of documents, certificates, and local genealogical history that is irreplaceable in the event of a disaster. With historical records, the family funeral home often acts as a repository for the last surviving documents that relate to...
The physical security risk profile for casino operations is one area where no one wants to gamble. These days, casinos ar spending record amounts to ensure the safety of their patrons and facilities. That being said, for the most part the gaming industry is just as exposed as any other in terms of risk of fire, flood, or hurricane. Casino fires can start in any number ways, on-site restaurant...
In recent years most insurance agencies have begun to take a proactive step in securing their client’s documents and other files in case of fire, flood or other catastrophes, rather than reacting to a disaster in which all client information could be lost forever. As all insurance companies know, it is impossible to predict when a need for such security will be needed, but it is imperative to be prepared...
It is a well established fact that no matter how well thought out a business
plan is, just one disaster - fire, flood, major theft, or other unexpected
occurance - can erase all propfits and cause a business to fail. Perhaps
more than any other type of enterprise, insurance companies are well aware
of the pitfalls and risks businesses face today...
Institutions of Higher Learning
American colleges and universities have the unique responsibility to educate our future professionals. Doctors, lawyers, politicians, statisticians, computer programmers, advertising executives – you name it, the most important and high paying professions are filled with candidates who graduated from an institution of higher learning. These institutions are places of learning, but first and...
The U.S. legal system is aimed at finding the unbiased truth and assigning liability based on tangible facts, evidence and, if necessary, a fair trial. Documents, photographic evidence and other forms of proof are essential for arriving at a fair, final decision. Failing to protect these vital items from fire, flood, theft or other disaster can lose a case, send an innocent person to jail or let a guilty one...
Since ancient times, with the famous loss of the world’s largest archive of knowledge—the burning of the great Library of Alexandria—libraries have been at special risk to fire related catastrophes. Disaster could strike at any time, destroying documents and archives in your library facility. It is often the responsibility of the local librarian to maintain a community's...
To the surprise of no one, lumberyards are rated a "3" for severe hazards, up there with fuel storage depots, distilleries, explosives manufacturing and storage, and oil refineries. In the unfortunate instance of a lumberyard fire, the blaze would develop very rapidly and create very high rates of heat release. One recent lumberyard fire involved such high temperatures that plastic bumpers were...
"We were completely vulnerable to losing all of the important customer documents, legal forms, tax information, and other sensitive material before buying our FireKing. A major consideration in assessing the path for our future was the new safety precautions we needed to take, not only to ensure the safety of our employees, but also our most important records. When we run out of space..."
From the Constitution of the United States of America to John Doe’s parking ticket in Mobridge, South Dakota, important governmental documents should be kept in fireproof file cabinets, safes or vaults. Fecerl, state and local governments all have their own specific rules and regulations when it comes to vital records protection. The town of Cape Carteret on the coast of North Carolina is subject to...
Museums and Historical Societies
Preserving items from the past to show future generations the successes and failures of their elders is a great way to provide an interesting history lesson for all who are interested. The world's museums and historical societies are places where the details of yesteryear are collected, restored, and guarded for everyone to appreciate. Exhibits can be as simple as a desk from the...
Native American Nations
Although the Native American (Indian) Nations may have had to give up most of their land over the years, they retained their right of self-government. Tribal governments are like other state governments, ie., self-regulating bodies under the protection of the federal government. They provide many services to their members, ranging from health care and housing assistance to education and...
Imagine the crisis you would face if you lost records crucial to your organization's operation. To prevent....
Every type of organization produces a number of documents (both paper and digital) that are special or important enough to safeguard from catastrophic disaster, whether caused naturally or...
The number of official documents that a school system needs to be able to maintain is staggering. The list includes critical data relating to budgets, student records, written curriculums, test scores, and a host of other official papers and vital records. Every state has different regulations for how long these files need to be stored; and it is the underlying responsibility of the school district to be...
Real Estate Agencies
Buying a home is one of the first steps to living the American Dream. In fact, the entire banking system is based on the mortgage economy. The ability to get out from under the expensive cloud of renting someone else's property can have a major impact on a person or family's overall finanacial well being. A realtor plays an integral role in the processes involved in the buying and selling of...
Rental Car Agencies
Rental car agencies need to keep extensive records for a number of different business transactions. Not only are rental agencies responsible for irreplaceable records such as vehicle titles and account information, other documents such as maintenance records and warranty schedules have become increasingly important. For example, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has had worn tire tread lawsuits...
Conducting extensive research experiments is fundamental when it comes to assessing, preventing, and the subsequent solving of the world’s collective problems or concerns. Research can be performed for any number of reasons, to cure a disease, to find out consumer opinions, to identify a strength or weakness in a product, or to determine how things like loneliness and depression affect...
Restaurant fires can start in any number of ways; a deep fat fryer accident, a clogged chimney and hood over a char broiler, sparks from electrical equipment or even arson – the list goes on. Byron Rosenthal, owner of Hog Heaven – Open Flame BBQ in Ohio, has been fortunate enough not to experience any of those events at any of his three locations, but he takes precautions, just the same...
Producing videos for corporations and consumers can be a great business to be in. For example, a single 20-minute corporate training video can cost $20,000, and go up from there. Video producers also increase their revenue by offering "a la carte" production services, such as sound-stage rentals, editing services and duplication services. One especially lucrative extra service...