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LanguageEnglish
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IndustryGeneral Industry
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DescriptionThis checklist helps you create a business contingency plan and ensure employee safety in the case of a health emergency, pandemic, outbreak, disaster, or other disruption in service. Source: CDC
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JurisdictionUSA Federal OSHA
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Publish Date03/01/2020
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NameBusiness Contingency Planning Checklist
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Item NumberPlan for Business ImpactYesNoN/AComments
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1Do you have a contingency plan coordinator and/or team? (Write their name(s) in the comments; include personnel from all locations.)
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2Have you identified critical employees and inputs (suppliers, vendors, etc.) critical to maintaining business operations?
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3Have you identified, hired, and trained an ancillary workforce (contractors, temps, retirees, etc.) in advance?
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4Have you performed and documented a safety hazard assessment for ancillary workforce and identified all necessary hazard control and reduction measures?
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5Have you planned for scenarios likely to result in an increase or decrease in demand for your products
and/or services?
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6Have you determined potential impact of a disruption on company business financials using multiple possible
scenarios that affect different product lines and/or production sites?
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7Have you determined potential impact of a pandemic, conflict, etc. on business-related domestic and international travel (e.g.
quarantines, border closures)?
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8Have you identified sources of reliable information from community public health, emergency management,
and other sources and placed the links in an area all involved personnel can access?
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9Have you forecasted for employee absences due to factors such as personal illness, family member illness, community containment measures and quarantines, school and/or business closures, and public transportation closures?
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Plan for CommunicationsYesNoN/AComments
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10Have you established an emergency communications plan? Has it been updated within the last two years or with the onset of a new hazard?
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11Does your communications plan include identification of key contacts (with back-ups)?
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12Does your plan include chain of communications (including suppliers and customers)?
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13Does your communication plan include processes for tracking and communicating business and employee status?
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14For multi-site and international companies, have you assigned a communications coordinator at each site?
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Prepare to Execute Your PlanYesNoN/AComments
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15Have you run a drill or tested your overall contingency plan?
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16Have you identified, hired, and trained safety trainers/consultants/personnel to manage risk reduction during change?
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17Have you set up authorities, triggers, and procedures for transferring business knowledge, keys, permissions, and authority to key employees?
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18Have you set up authorities, triggers, and procedures for activating and terminating the company’s contingency plan?
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19Have you communicated your contingency plan to all employees, vendors, and if needed, clients/customers who are affected?
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20Have you documented your contingency plan? Do all affected employees know how to/ have permission to access the documentation?
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21Have you determined the cost of executing your plan?
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22Have you allocated sufficient funds to execute your contingency plans at each location?
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