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Business Continuity Planning

The University is subject to natural and man-made incidents that could threaten its community, resources, and mission. In an overall effort to protect the University, the Business Crisis and Continuity Management Program was established as a proactive means of preparing for and responding to unplanned business interruption.

Business Continuity is a holistic and integrated approach that identifies potential impacts that threaten an organization and provides a framework for building resilience with the capability for effective response, crisis management, incident management, and operational recovery. The program includes centralized coordination, facilitated planning process, tools, training, and exercising to ensure we are appropriately prepared to manage incidents that have the potential to significantly impact University operations.

Critical service recovery and resumption priorities for CFAES

- Life Safety
- Health, Safety, and Wellness
- Protection of University Assets
- Business and Information Technology Services
- Teaching
- Research Integrity
- Livestock and Plant Care

Business Continuity Plans (BCPs) have been established for all CFAES departments / units for Columbus Campus, CFAES Wooster, and Statewide Campus. Reveiw and updating plans are coordinated through CFAES Safety.

Business Continuity Policy
Business Continuity Plan Requirements
OSU Risk Managment Frequently Asked Questions
CFAES Building Shutdown Checklist


If you have any questions regarding CFAES BCPs, please contact:

Seth Walker
      CFAES Director of Safety and Compliance
      Phone: 330-263-3665

Kent McGuire
      CFAES Safety & Health Coordinator
      Phone: 614-292-0588

BCPs are coordinated through the Business Continuity Management Program in the OSU Risk Managment Office. For more infomation contact:

Matt Baldwin, CBCP
     Business Continuity Coordinator


Reviewed / Updated: 12/18/20 K. McGuire