As 2016 dwindles and our readers anticipate the New Year, TRP is looking forward to its 22nd year of innovation and service. In addition to providing resourceful, informative articles that guide professionals in developing effective, compliant, cohesive, and world-class response plans, our response planning experts and in-house software development staff continue to introduce evolutionary technological improvements, upgrades, and state-of-the-art response planning tools and services.
Yet, before we move on to 2017, TRP would like to share our “Top Ten” blogs from 2016. While the topics vary, we hope corporate and facility emergency managers, first responders, and industrial safety professionals can utilize these blogs to advance emergency management, preparedness initiatives, and safety efforts in 2017.
Our “Top Ten” 2016 blog articles include:
10) The Evolution of Response Planning - The TRP Story: (July 14, 2016) TRP President, Steve Bassine, discusses TRP's origins, its evolution, and the company’s response to the changing demands of corporate preparedness, response planning, and regulatory compliance.
9) 3 Critical Pre-Planning Elements for Effective Crisis Management Plans: (September 1, 2016) The modern pathways of communication are so quick that companies must have solid communication and crisis management plans. Pre-planning communications details, methods, and response strategies for crisis management plan is essential for minimizing the impact a crisis situation.
8) Corporate Crisis Management Plans - Stabilizing the Chaos: (September 15, 2016) Every crisis has the potential to negatively impact a company’s reputation, daily operations, and financial performance. Learn how a strategic crisis management response plan framework with management, communications & recovery checklists and criteria is essential to have in place prior to any crisis scenario in order to guide the decision-making process.
7) Spill Response: HAZWOPER or Hazard Communication Standard Training? (September 8, 2016) Discover how spill response training levels distinguish between incidental spills and emergency spills that require evacuation and Hazmat team assistance.
6) “Top 10" Guide for Response Plan Exercises: (November 3, 2016) Learn the “Top 10” corporate preparedness exercise guidelines for effectively testing response plans and coordinating disaster responses to crises and emergencies.
5) Business Continuity Scenarios to Review for Effective Preparedness: (August 4, 2016) The list of potential threats, risks and interruptions that can influence the operational status of a business unit is continuously evolving. TRP highlights potential scenarios that should be considered when developing business continuity plans and ensuring corporate preparedness.
4) New PREP Guidelines Go Into Effect: June 2016: (April 26, 2016) Identify new PREP guidelines that went into effect in June that aligns terms, expands spill countermeasure topics, and includes salvage, marine firefighting, non-tank vessel exercise requirements.
3) What's Your Plan? Emergency Action Plan or Emergency Response Plan? (April 14, 2016) A brief description of the differences between Emergency Action Plans (EAP) and Emergency Response Plans (ERP) and how they each impact the specifics and details that must be included in corporate response plans.
2) U.S. Coast Guard Updates OSRO Classification Guidelines for 2016 (June 16, 2016) In March 2016, the US Coast Guard’s National Strike Force Coordination Center released the new 2016 Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO) Guidelines. Companies that contract OSROs to control a worst case discharge spill scenario must be aware of new USCG OSRO classification guidelines.
1) 10 Questions Executives Should Ask about Response Plans and Compliance: (July 7, 2016) Prioritizing compliance, preparedness, and response not only facilitates a unified culture of safety, but heightens a company’s ability to fulfill their moral responsibility to protect employees, the community, and the environment. TRP highlights ten questions that executives should initiate to company managers to ensure effective and compliant response planning programs are in place.
TRP’s industry-proven technology has resulted in many large-scale enterprise-wide implementations across highly regulated industries. The TRP SMARTPLANTM platform has enabled these companies to transition from static mismatched formats and non-functional binder-based response plans to an all-inclusive, user-friendly, web-based preparedness program.