Crafting Certainty from Uncertainty: Scenario-Based Extreme Weather Planning

Treating extreme weather events as “unexpected emergencies” is no longer possible for effective safety, health and environmental management. The frequency, intensity and widespread occurrence of extreme weather events requires formal risk investigation, prioritization and response planning that includes ongoing threat assessment, regular training, drills and continuous improvement. This educational session will provide a detailed process for climate-driven “pre-response” in a variety of key areas including:

Supply Chain Disruptions: How to provide workable backups and alternatives for supply and distribution channels and connecting transportation. 

Employee Safety and Productivity: Predicting employee responses to extreme weather risks and prioritizing needed support, training and backups.

Regulatory and Compliance Risks: Understanding required disaster preparedness and recovery standards and requirements - and developing practical and justifiable responses. 

Financial Risks: How to realistically involve all organizational elements, making them accountable for direct loss due to damages, indirect losses from disrupted operations, increased costs, and potential loss of market value.

…and many more areas. The session will also include walk throughs of common response scenarios and how they can be applied by region, industry type and organization size and reach.

Register for this free webinar!
: September 26, 2023
: 2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT


Ryan Lynch - Practice Director, Sustainability 

Ryan Lynch is BSI Americas Professional Services’ Practice Director of Sustainability and works with organizations across multiple regions and industries to design solutions to improve upon social/environmental impacts and mitigate and remedy risks. Mr. Lynch leads BSI’s strategy to align our standards, services, technology, and global resources to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. His professional background is deepest in implementing sustainable supply chain programs for multinational brands. For example, he has conducted code of conduct audits in factories & farms throughout the world. 

David I. Blacksberg, MPH, NEMAA, Senior Consultant

Mr. Blacksberg provides support to BSI clients with Emergency Management and Business Continuity program development and growth through plan development, education, training and exercises. Previous roles include serving as lead emergency management for three major hospital systems, and Logistics, Training and Development coordinator for the New York City Fire Department. 

Paul Raw  - Senior Supply Chain Consultant

Paul Raw is a master’s level business continuity specialist with extensive leadership experience in strategic prevention, preparedness, response and recovery planning honed in over 20 years of progressive international experience.  As a member of the BSI advisory team, he helps clients develop and implement international best  practice  frameworks such as (ISO22301,  ISO31000, ISO28002 and ICS, as well as developing their strategic resilience plans. He is an expert in assessing threats, risks and conducting impact and gap analysis through all levels of organizations and in developing processes, policies and  procedures to mitigate risks and maximize recovery, without detracting from core organizational objectives.  

BSI Consulting
provides a comprehensive range of strategic, management and technical consulting solutions – assessment, compliance, risk management, reporting, training, communication and more – partnering with clients to achieve their environmental, health, safety and sustainability short-term needs and long-term goals.

Duration: 1 Hour

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