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Harris County:
  • TCRAS Texas Coastal Region Advisory System Notification
  • BOMA International Emergency Resource Center

  • Weather Notification Links

    Risk Assessment & Management
    1. Bidding Security Contracts Checklist
      Provided courtesy of Equity Office Properties.
    2. Security Actions Based on Risk Rating
      Information dealing with graduating levels of security action based on perceived threats. Provided courtesy of BOMA Seattle/King County.
    3. Security Self Assessment
      A list of security measures you can follow today to ensure the safety of your building. Also includes a bomb threat assessment checklist.
    4. Protecting HVAC Systems
      Guidelines provided by Guardsmark.
    5. Handling suspicious packages
      Kroll Inc. developed the attached protocol for dealing with suspicious packages; you may wish to share this information with your tenants.
    6. Workplace Violence Evacuation Planning
    7. Chemical/Environmental Threat
      Sample Response Plans for External Building Threats.
    8. Chemical/Environmental Threat
      Sample Response Plans for Internal Building Threats.

    Bioterrorism Information

    1. Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
    2. CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response
    3. Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies (Johns Hopkins University)
    4. FDA Information Page
    5. OSHA Fact Page
    6. US Department of Human Health & Services
    7. World Health Organization World Anthrax Data Site
    8. Building Protection: Collective Protection Against Airborne Hazards Including Chemical and Biological Agents

    Business Recovery Planning Resources

    1. Emergency Management Guide for Business & Industry (FEMA document)
    2. Disaster Recovery Journal (free, subscribe online)
    3. Contingency Planning (free, subscribe online)
    4. Business Continuity Institute
    5. Disaster Resource Guide
    6. Global Portal for Business Risk & Continuity Planning

    Other Resources

    1. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    2. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    3. American Society of Industrial Security
    4. United States Postal Service
    5. National Safety Council
    6. Natural Hazards Center
      A national and international clearinghouse for information on natural hazards and human adjustments to hazards and disasters.
    7. Public Entity Risk Institute
      Institute's mission is to serve public, private, and nonprofit organizations as a dynamic, forward thinking resource for the practical enhancement of risk management
    8. American Red Cross
    9. American Heart Association - CPR /First Aid / AED Certification

    Fraud Reporting Resources

    1. FTC's "Consumer Sentinel"
      See how law enforcement all over the world work together to fight fraud, using Consumer Sentinel, an innovative, international law enforcement fraud-fighting program.
    2. Report Identity Theft
    3. Do Not Call Registry
    4. Spam Reporting (Unsolicited / Fraudulent)
      Forward the Spam to: SPAM@UCE.GOV


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