Robert J. Ross
Senior Vice President, East Coast Operations
The Safety and Security Committee develops, shares, and provides education on best practices and guidelines related to safety and security for the broadcasting community in North America. Its primary goal is to improve the safety and security of broadcasting personnel, and focus on emergency preparedness and health and safety issues.
COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY, RELIABILITY AND INTEROPERABILITY (CSRIC) DOCUMENTS (For FYI Purposes Only)
These updated documents contain valuable information (i.e., checklists for station engineers, etc.) that could be of use for those in the broadcasting industry.
DTH Satellite System Model Disaster Recovery Plan & Incident Response Manual
Local Television Station Model Disaster Recovery Plan & Incident Response Manual
Local Radio Station Model Disaster Recovery Plan & Incident Response Manual
Local Cable System Model Disaster Recovery Plan & Incident Response Manual
PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS TASK FORCE's H1N1 FLU PREVENTION PROGRAM GUIDELINES, RESOURCES AND CONTACTS:
The committee has prepared the following document to help you manage the current H1N1 issue.
H1N1 Prevention Program Guidelines
It is a recommendation of the Committee that NABA members print these guidelines onto 6" x 8" cards, laminate them for durability, distribute them to first-resopnders and to also place them in prominent locations for all staff to read.
NABA Prevention Program: Seasonal & Pandemic Flu Guidelines
Other useful links:
Georgia Good Samaritan Act
CDC: Partnering with Federal Agencies - Closed Point of Dispensing Option
CDC: Division of Strategic National Stockpile
NY State Office of Homeland Security has free training and it is listed at www.security.state.ny.us. See the training link on the left hand side.
The CDC has a tremendous amount of info on H1N1. Go to www.cdc.gov and click on the H1N1 link.
Wikipedia's "Good Samaritan Law" explanation.
Further information from the Center for Biosecurity of UPMC website: www.upmc-biosecurity.org
NABA SAFETY & SECURITY PRESENTATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
The committee has prepared the following presentations in order to share key “lessons learned” within the broadcasting community. Click on the image or the title to open the presentation.
Media Security and Reliability Council (MSRC)
The Media Security and Reliability Council (MSRC) is a U.S. federal advisory committee created by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2002. It is comprised of executive representatives from broadcasters, satellite service providers, trade associations, public safety representatives, manufacturers and other related media entities.
MSRC’s goals include preparing broadcasters for national emergencies, mitigating potential dangers, maintaining their facilities and ensuring the safety and security of their staff members. With the completion of MSRC Phase II, MSRC preparedness documents (for TV, Radio, Cable and Satellite) are now available. These documents include guidelines and tool kits to assist the community in local planning activities to ensure reliability of media services in the case of national emergencies, including natural disasters to terrorist attacks.