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Mitigating Extreme Weather Events: Preparedness and Response Actions for Climate-Driven Disruptions

Extreme weather is now a safety, health, and environmental priority. This session outlines climate-driven “pre-response” for supply chain disruptions, employee safety, regulatory compliance, financial risks, and more. Learn how to plan, train, and respond effectively.

June 25, 2024

2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM PT / 7:00 PM GMT

Duration: 1 hour

Sponsor: BSI Group

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Treating extreme weather events as “unexpected emergencies” is no longer possible for 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.

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Gouri Ganbavale, Ph.D. | Senior Consultant - Decarbonization and Climate Action | BSI Consulting

Gouri has over eight years of corporate experience in climate change and energy, focusing on sustainability, environmental sciences, and energy policies. Previously, she was an Energy Analyst at NUS Consulting Group and an Assistant Vice President at Barclays. Her notable achievements include publishing research in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at international conferences.

She holds a PhD from ETH Zurich and a Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. She is skilled in data analysis, scientific modeling, and environmental impact assessments, making her a recognized expert in her field.

David I. Blacksberg, MPH, CBCP, NEMAA | Senior Consultant | BSI Consulting

David is an accomplished leader with over 20 years of experience in Emergency Management, Business Continuity, and process improvement, developing best practices for regulatory and accreditation compliance and incident preparedness, response and recovery. He has provided thought leadership to senior leaders and community partners to ensure quality and consistency in planning efforts.

David has held numerous roles in the command center leading efforts during large scale incidents such as Superstorm Sandy, wide-spread blackouts, and the COVID-19 response.  He holds a Master’s in Public Health from New York Medical College and is a Certified Business Continuity Professional from Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI).

Al Roth, CSP | Senior Consultant | BSI Consulting

Al leverages his extensive experience in Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) management to support various sectors, including manufacturing and engineering. Previously, he was the Director of EHS at Newport Corporation and Senior EHS Manager at the Toro Company, where he achieved significant reductions in injury rates and environmental waste costs.

Roth holds a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation and a degree from UC Irvine in Environmental & Occupational Safety Management. His achievements include leading successful safety initiatives and presenting at numerous conferences such as the ASSP Professional Development Conference and the National Safety Council Conferences. He is an active member of the American Society of Safety Professionals.


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