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Emergency Action Plan vs. Business Continuity Plan

What is the diference between an Emergency Action Plan and a Business Continuity Plan?

Emergency Action Plan: Organize and facilitate employer and employee actions during workplace emergencies to result in an organized evacuation or emergency response to minimize severe employee injuries during emergencies. (A function on the CFAES Safety Unit)


Business Continuity Plan: Consist of the critical pre-planned information an organization needs to continue operating after an unplanned emergency event. The plan ensures that personnel, assets, and the organization are prepared and able to function quickly after the disaster event. (A function of the OSU Business Continuity Office)