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Global Food Supply Chain, 2011
Import Safety Conference, 2010
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Pandemic Planning Workshop, 2006

Emergency Planning

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Resources Resources for
Pandemic Flu



Seminar: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuation Plans — No Longer Optional, February 13, 2008

Pandemic Planning Workshop. University of Wisconsin-Madison, October 12, 2006.
Workshop plans to address the needs and concerns of business, community, and government leaders on the pandemic planning and preparedness. Workshop is organized by a partnership of state and local agencies, private companies, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.



"Planning and preparing for survival during a pandemic," Conversations with Larry Meiller, Wisconsin Public Radio, September 27, 2006. Click here to listen to the radio broadcast. 'Real Audio Player' is needed to listen to this broadcast, and can be downloaded from here.

"Pandemic forum to help businesses prepare," The Capital Times, September 19, 2006.

Sample Work Products


Decision Support for Pandemic Planning for the State of Wisconsin
By Vicki M. Bier; Lorna Zach; Susan B. King, J.D.; Terrence O'Sullivan; and Ivaniss Burgos.

Pandemic Preparedness and the Private Sector
By Vicki Bier (and Ad Hoc Pandemic Planning Committee), April 7, 2006.

Hurricane Katrina: A (Bureaucratic) Nightmare
By Vicki Bier, Industrial & Systems Engineering, September 28, 2005.



Every Business Should Have A Plan provided by, a site from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, emphasizes the need for emergency planning by businesses.

Emergency Management Guide For Business And Industry, a step-by-step guide to some of the considerations involved in writing a continuity of operations plan, by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Sample Business Continuity And Disaster Preparedness Plan provided by, a site from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Open For Business, a disaster planning toolkit for the small to mid-sized business owner, provided by the Institute for Business & Home Safety.

Preparing Your Business For The Unthinkable, by the American Red Cross.

Emergency Responders: Drastically Underfunded, Dangerously Unprepared, report of an independent task force sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations.

An Analysis of First Responder Grant Funding, prepared by the staff of the House Select Committee On Homeland Security.

What Does Homeland Security Spending Buy? April 1, 2005
By Veronique de Rugy, Research fellow, American Enterprise Institute.

When Terrorism Hits Home, How Prepared Are State and Local Law Enforcement?
Prepared for the National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism
By Lois M. Davis, K. Jack Riley, Greg Ridgeway, Jennifer Pace, Sarah K. Cotton, Paul S. Steinberg, Kelly Damphousse, Brent L. Smith.

Resources for Pandemic Flu planning


Planning Checklists provided to help different groups prepare for a flu pandemic by, which has as its main sponsor the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

It's Not Flu As Usual: What Businesses Need To Know About Pandemic Flu Planning, Trust for America's Health
The brochure gives brief information about the possible steps that could be taken to prepare a business for a possible flu pandemic outbreak.

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