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Webinar #4 - Business Continuity: Maintaining Facility Operations During Uncertain Times

Webinars #3 through #6 provide information that allows audience members to address business disruptions caused by coronavirus and to formulate a plan for recovery. Webinar #4 focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing and facility operations.

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Webinar #4 - Business Continuity: Maintaining Facility Operations During Uncertain Times
Webinar #4 - Business Continuity: Maintaining Facility Operations During Uncertain Times


May 12, 2020, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Starts 8 AM Local Time San Francisco, USA

Proposed Agenda

Welcome and Introduction

Overview: Understanding the Disease and Its Impact

Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Your Facility

  • Operating Safely: Facility Type & Function Determines Employee Risk
  • Ensuring Employee Safety with Reduced Staffing Levels
  • Managing Multiple Staff in Multiple Locations
  • Changing Expectations: From Business as Usual to Reduced Capacity & Possible Shut-Downs
  • Re-Starting and Recovery

Options for Preventing Disease Transmission while Promoting Safe Operations 

  • Instituting Measures from Protective Gear to Monitoring Temperatures
  • Staffing and the Role of Redundancy in Maintaining Your Operations
  • Slowing Down or Stopping the Production Line

Decision-making Amid Uncertainty: Balancing Exposure & Site Closure

  • Ensuring Employee Safety Despite Reduced Staffing Levels
  • Surviving Shortages: Reduced Capacity and Access to Materials
  • Shutting Down the Site: Balancing Employee Safety and Economic Harm
  • Approaches for Safe Shutdowns
  • Protecting Facility Assets and Critical Infrastructure
  • Returning and Recovery

Communication Strategies

  • Difficult Choices: Conveying Information About Corporate Decisions
  • Addressing Safety Concerns with Employees
  • Preventing Accidents: The Importance of Clear Communication During Shift Changes

Roundtable Discussion and Q&A

Conclusions and Next Steps


AC Powell, Executive Director & CEO, Association for Facilities Engineering

Aaron Zude, Owner & Principal Consultant, Facilities & Safety Solutions

Steven Fall, Owner & Certified Professional Engineer, AdvantaClean

To view speaker biographies, please click here.  

NOTE:  The agenda above is subject to change, especially as our collective knowledge of the impacts of the pandemic improves. A final agenda will be posted here no later than May 1. All webinars will be recorded and made available after the live broadcast.

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