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Archive for 2011

September is National Preparedness Month

September 7, 2011 | Uncategorized

NYC Office of Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Bruno kicked off National Preparedness Month recalling the recent Hurricane Irene and earthquake events.  National Preparedness Month is a nationwide campaign to promote emergency preparedness and encourage volunteerism and it continues to expand.  OEM has developed an initiative, “Partners in Preparedness”, that challenges businesses to prepare their employees for emergencies; has […]

Hurricane Preparedness 2011

August 26, 2011 | Uncategorized

As hurricane season continues in the Northeast, the Office of Environmental, Health, Safety and Risk Management wanted to impart some information on precautions that may be taken to ensure the safety of each student, faculty and staff member. New York City’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has developed informational brochures to prepare New Yorkers for […]

Increased Temperatures, Increased Risks

July 21, 2011 | Uncategorized

As the heat rises, so too does the risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.  The extreme heat is particularly difficult on the elderly and individuals living with chronic health conditions.  The best way to prevent heat-related health risks is to stay in an air-conditioned place.  If you must exercise or work outside, make sure you do […]

NYC DOHMH Launches Bed Bug Website

March 30, 2011 | Uncategorized

To address the concern over bed bugs, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has launched a new bed bug website – www.nyc.gov/bedbugs.  This interactive website has useful information on several topics as well as links to a wide variety of related resources.  Some of the topics covered are precautions to take to prevent […]

Business Continuity Awareness Week 2011

March 24, 2011 | Business Continuity Committee

The Business Continuity Institute (BCI), an international resource for business continuity practitioners, declared March 21st to March 25th Business Continuity Awareness Week.  The week is designed to promote business continuity management through educational events.  BCI will be conducting free webcasts throughout the week to educate interested participants on the nuances of business continuity management.  BCI […]

Cold Weather Safety

February 4, 2011 | Uncategorized

New York City is turning into a winter wonderland, which makes for some treacherous conditions.  The regular snowfalls and cold temperatures have led to icy walkways and roads and can affect the integrity of your home.  A number of different agencies have provided safety tips for this winter season.  Here are some highlights:  wear a […]