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    Disaster Recovery Plan

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    Throughout history, there has been many close calls with natural disasters, such as hurricanes, twisters, and earthquakes. For this reason alone, many organizations today realize the importance to design or perhaps review their disaster plans. These plans should include detailed documentation to counteract the interruption or destruction of technology used in the facility. One perfect example, would be in the healthcare industry. In the last couple of years, hospitals have been transitioning from

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    Disasters come in many shapes and sizes. While many are unavoidable, such as natural disasters, disasters with a largely human element can be prevented. While disasters often seem unpredictable, the clues are often there in front of us so long as we have the ability to recognize them and the ability to do something about them. This analysis explores the advantage an ergonomic approach provides in uncovering these clues and how that approach can provide creative solutions that benefit both the individual

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    Page 1 of 2 Drew TejchmanURST 241Professor PratoMarch 11, 2018Katrina There are many tragic disasters that happen all over the world! Some of these tragic situations that occur are out of our hands and can't always be controlled, but what we can do is help and warn people in these times. In recent disasters we have not been fully committed on doing that and that has led us to be more prepared. When Katrina happened in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 23, 2005 hundreds of people died and lost homes

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    Since a disaster is defined as “a calamitous event, especially one occurring suddenly and causing great loss of life, damage, or hardship, as a flood, airplane crash, or business failure (Dictionary.com), I would say the sinking of the Vasa was a anthropogenic disaster. The failure of the Vasa can be contributed to more than just its sinking, if we take a look at its inception the Vasa was predestined to fail. The lessons learned from this event can provide insight into the loss of the Vasa and

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    On the day of April 26, 1986, an event that had affected many people took place, The Chernobyl Disaster. The radiation cloud had spread over 27 countries. 28 people died within a few weeks as a result of acute radiation poisoning. The steam explosion and fires had released 5% of the radioactive reactor core into the atmosphere. 1,100 square miles around the reactor still remain uninhabitable to this day. Recently documented, it has been said that over 500,000 people have died from radiation

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    Herein lies the problem. Natural disasters often lead to thousands -- if not millions -- in donations to those affected in order to rebuild their life. New beds, textbooks, or food can be donated to those affected so that they can replace what they've lost and try to rebuild. But for Chernobyl, the first disaster of its kind at such at scale, they didn’t have that benefit. The obsessive need for secrecy made helping the affected people nearly impossible since news outlets weren’t even technically

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    The problem at hand is the mitigation of man-made disasters, and the lessening affect on humanity by natural disasters. Many man-made disasters are instigated by a natural disaster that a population is well aware of, yet they choose to ignore the risk because they are not personally involved or think it will not happen to them. Up to now the alternatives have basically focused on remediation by the government after the fact. Somehow we have come to believe that if we build our house on a sandbar

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    Engineering Disaster Newton’s third law of motion states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction; this law is not only applied in our studies but in our daily lives. For engineers, this is a law to live by; reminding each engineer that each of his/her actions will have an equal consequence whether it is good or bad. Engineers are trusted and respected individuals who represent not only themselves but the profession as a whole; their title gives them a great responsibility and

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    “CERT educates individuals about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.” (2016). There are ten regions for all the states. Tennessee being in region four, along with Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North and South Carolina. The goal and priorities for CERT is to be able to assist the general public, and the first responders

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    News stations cover various disasters every single day. Sitting behind the screen, people effortlessly deceive themselves into thinking that they will not face similar situations. However the reality is that not only are everyone potential victims of such scenarios, but they are also liable to the aftermath of the incident and its ripple effects. Acknowledging the possibility of experiencing a disaster is the first step towards effective recovery and responsiveness. The next step is to formulate

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