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Monday, June 09, 2008

Property Managers Prepare for a Pandemic Outbreak

 

 

87% OF US EMPLOYERS NOT PREPARED FOR A PANDEMIC OUTBREAK THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CLAIMS IS “SERIOUS”

 

Annapolis, MD-Facility professionals and real property managers, mark your calendars for Tuesday, July 15, 1:30-3 p.m. EST. This is the date and time that you will learn how to protect your organization, employees, business partners and customers from experiencing an epidemic outbreak.

 

According to the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions/ERISA Industry Council survey taken in November 2005, only 7 out of 50 American businesses claim to have adequately planned for a possible pandemic that the World Health Organization (WHO) says is “serious.” What is especially disturbing is that the WHO goes on to say that the world is now closer to another pandemic than at any time since the Hong Kong flu of 1968 hit.

 

BOMI International, the leader in facilities and property education for over 35 years, is holding a webcast this July to prepare professionals for the ominous threat of an epidemic.  Enrolled professionals will learn how to create, manage and execute a successful pandemic response plan from Sam Smith, the former Director of Disaster Recovery and Physical Security for a major telecommunications data center.

 

Students will learn the key components of a response plan including- how to mitigate the impact of an outbreak, essential communication strategies, and how to minimize liability and the financial impact related to a pandemic.  The seminar even comes with pandemic response checklists that can be used as is, or modified to fit a specific organization’s needs.

 

During the sizzling summer months when the chances of an epidemic are high, BOMI International prepares facility professionals and real property managers to handle any emergency situation with order and ease while competitors scramble to react.  Don’t waste another fall trying to catch up!  BOMI International classes are great for the traveling professional, all you need is a telephone and a computer.

 

About BOMI International
Founded in 1970 and located in Annapolis, Maryland, BOMI International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education organization.  As the trusted educational resource of choice for today’s top corporations, government agencies, property management firms, unions, and trade associations, we work across industry sectors to improve the skills of professionals at many levels with property, facility, and systems responsibilities. BOMI is known for industry-standard designations – the Real Property Administrator (RPA®), the Facilities Management Administrator (FMA®), the Systems Maintenance Administrator (SMA®), and the Systems Maintenance Technician (SMT®). More than 20,000 building professionals hold one or more BOMI designations, and nearly 10,000 students register for individual courses each year. For more information or to register with BOMI International visit; www.bomi.org