Recently, National Underwriter Senior Editor Caroline McDonald wrote about how risk management lessons hit her, literally, at home. In NU’s May 28 edition, she correlated her experience during a power outage with what businesses might encounter in any number of emergency situations–when well thought-out and practiced emergency response plans can save companies, and lives.

When developing contingency plans in the event of manmade disasters such as a terrorist attack, or natural catastrophes, individuals and businesses have a responsibility to practice, test and also revise their plans when necessary.

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