Archive for 2009

Nils P. Ekberg of NYSTEC speaks to Business Continuity Committee

November 9, 2009 | Business Continuity Committee

The September Business Continuity Committee meeting featured a presentation by Nils P. Ekberg, Information Security Consultant at the New York State Technology Enterprise Corporation (NYSTEC). The presentation, titled “Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Overview,” covered a number of topics, including: lessons learned from other universities’ educational experiences (e.g., a study of colleges’ experiences recovering from […]

EHSRM Flu Webpage

September 10, 2009 | Risk Management

The City has established its strategy for protecting New Yorkers during the upcoming flu season and CUNY wants to make sure you are aware of it. Please visit the Flu webpage for more information and updates.

September 2009 is National Preparedness Month

September 9, 2009 | Risk Management

Are you prepared for an emergency situation? Ready.gov suggests that emergency preparedness consists of getting an emergency preparedness kit, making a plan, staying informed and getting involved to prepare your community. An emergency preparedness kit should store supplies for you and everyone in your household for three days. The kit should include one gallon of […]

Rachel Stein Dickinson of OEM Speaks to the Business Continuity Committee about Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP)

August 20, 2009 | Business Continuity Committee

The Business Continuity Committee’s July meeting featured a presentation by Rachel Stein Dickinson, Deputy Commissioner for Finance, Policy and Administration at the NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM), who oversees OEM’s Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP). Ms. Dickinson discussed creating, upholding and regulating business continuity plans and addressed ways in which OEM has assisted other […]

Jim Kerr Speaks to Risk Management Council about NYU’s Emergency Management and Global Travel Policies

July 28, 2009 | Risk Management

July’s Risk Management Council meeting featured a presentation by Jim Kerr, Director of Emergency Management and Business Continuity at New York University, titled “Emergency Management and Global Travel in an Academic Environment: The NYU Model.” Mr. Kerr discussed some of the tools and policies implemented by NYU that provide intelligence on risks in particular areas, […]

Nancy Clark of DOHMH Speaks to the Risk Management Council on H1N1

July 7, 2009 | Risk Management

The June 30, 2009 Risk Management Council Meeting featured Nancy Clark, Assistant Commissioner of New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (DOHMH) Bureau of Environmental Disease Prevention Program. Ms. Clark briefed the Council on the DOHMH response to the H1N1 outbreak and fielded questions from Council members. Discussion topics included flu prevention tips, […]

University Business Continuity Committee is Up and Running

June 25, 2009 | Risk Management

“Business Continuity” is the process of continuing critical functions during a sustained disruption. Although already done throughout CUNY, a recent initiative centralized this process into a University-wide Committee. The Business Continuity Committee composed of senior university officials and senior staff at each campus held its inaugural meeting on June 5, 2009. Executive Vice Chancellor and […]

Swine Flu Preparedness

April 27, 2009 | EHSO Council

CUNY has been part of the New York City Office of Emergency Management’s efforts to coordinate a citywide response to the ongoing concern regarding Swine Flu. According to the New York City Commissioner of Health, symptoms of all confirmed and probable Swine Flu cases in New York City have been mild and they have been […]

Cornell University – Laboratory Safety Manual and Chemical Hygiene Plan

March 10, 2009 | NYCER

Cornell University recently completed its Laboratory Safety Manual and Chemical Hygiene Plan. The manual was created to comply with the basic requirements of the OSHA Laboratory Standard to develop a Chemical Hygiene Plan. The manual offers guidelines for compliance with the OSHA Lab Standard and Cornell University requirements, and provides recommendations for best management practices […]

Presentation on assessing and minimizing risks in CUNY’s Athletic Program

January 5, 2009 | Risk Management

The December 17, 2008 meeting of the Risk Management Council featured a presentation by Zak Ivkovic, Executive Director of the CUNY Athletic Conference, and Dr. Osric King of the Hospital for Special Surgery, on how to assess and minimize risks in CUNY’s athletic program. The biggest risks that Mr. Ivkovic noted were that six CUNY […]