Mitigation is defined as follows: (a) to lessen in force or intensity, (b) to make less severe.
Some disasters or emergencies cannot be prevented. We are concerned with the effects of un-preventable incidents that impact our lives. We can mitigate the effects of the events we can’t avoid. We have been very effective in the business community controlling the devastating effects of fire through inventions and use of of fire extinguishers, fire sprinkler systems, smoke detectors, and fire barriers. What actions have your organization taken to address all the other types of potential disasters and emergencies? Think about your mitigation program and if you don’t have one investigate what you need to do to get one.
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