Pandemic Influenza: Preparedness, Response, and Recovery - Guide for Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources: Annex: Maritime Sub-Sector Pandemic Guideline [open pdf - 612KB]
"This Sector-specific guideline is an annex to the 'Pandemic Influenza Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Guide for Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources' (CI/KR Pandemic Influenza Guide) and intends to assist the Maritime Sub-Sector of the Transportation Sector, and the public and private sector businesses within the Sector, plan for a severe influenza pandemic. Organizations that fail to prepare for such a prolonged and potentially catastrophic event may find themselves without the staff, equipment, or supplies necessary to continue providing essential transportation services for their customers and the nation. […] The guideline serves as a non-prescriptive reference for owner-operators and a practical tool for business planners to augment and tailor existing emergency response plans given the unique challenges an influenza pandemic presents. It is important to integrate this pandemic influenza planning with your existing business continuity and emergency response plans and/or the CI/KR Pandemic Influenza Guide's comprehensive framework for pandemic influenza catastrophic planning. This annex addresses the major challenges the Maritime Sub-Sector may face during a pandemic influenza outbreak, as well the seven major areas of vulnerability the Sub-sector should fully assess in planning for pandemic influenza. While not necessarily applicable to all businesses or entities in a given sector, each relevant 'Action, Supporting Action, and Question' in this Guideline can be integrated and managed as a separate checklist item during the planning process." "Pandemic Influenza Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Guide for Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources" is available through the Homeland Security Digital Library: https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=467293.
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