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Z1600-14 - Emergency and continuity management program
Emergency management is more than just quickly responding to a crisis; it also requires having plans in place for prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery, and business continuity. The functions of emergency management cannot exist without the functions of business continuity. CSA Z1600 is a high level, comprehensive standard that provides both public and private organizations with a framework to create and asses their own integrated emergency management and business continuity plans.†In addition, it is harmonized with the U.S. National Fire Protection Associationís (NFPA) 1600: Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs. The goal of Z1600 is to establish the elements of a continuous improvement process to develop, implement, maintain, and evaluate emergency management and business continuity programs.