The objectives of a preparedness program are to safeguard life, conserve property, maintain the continuity of operations, prevent environmental contamination, and protect reputations and relationships. Emergency management, business continuity, IT disaster recovery, and crisis management are common terms for programs to accomplish these objectives.
Prevention and mitigation programs including occupational health and safety, fire prevention, physical/operational security, cyber/information security, environmental protection, enterprise risk management, and crisis communications also have roles achieving these objectives.
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