Investigators from De La Salle University Target Risk Management (State of the Art in Risk Analysis of Workforce Criticality Influencing Disaster Preparedness for Interdependent Systems)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News -- A new study on Risk Management is now available. According to news originating from Manila, Philippines, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "The objective of this article is to discuss a needed paradigm shift in disaster risk analysis to emphasize the role of the workforce in managing the recovery of interdependent infrastructure and economic systems. Much of the work that has been done on disaster risk analysis has focused primarily on preparedness and recovery strategies for disrupted infrastructure systems."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from De La Salle University, "The reliability of systems such as transportation, electric power, and telecommunications is crucial in sustaining business processes, supply chains, and regional livelihoods, as well as ensuring the availability of vital services in the aftermath of disasters. There has been a growing momentum in recognizing workforce criticality in the aftermath of disasters; nevertheless, significant gaps still remain in modeling, assessing, and managing workforce disruptions and their associated ripple effects to other interdependent systems. The workforce plays a pivotal role in ensuring that a disrupted region continues to function and subsequently recover from the adverse effects of disasters."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "With this in mind, this article presents a review of recent studies that have underscored the criticality of workforce sectors in formulating synergistic preparedness and recovery policies for interdependent infrastructure and regional economic systems."
For more information on this research see: State of the Art in Risk Analysis of Workforce Criticality Influencing Disaster Preparedness for Interdependent Systems. Risk Analysis, 2014;34(6):1056-1068. Risk Analysis can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Risk Analysis - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1539-6924)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from J.R. Santos, De La Salle Univ, Center Engn & Sustainable Dev Res, Manila 1004, Philippines. Additional authors for this research include L.C. Herrera, K.D.S. Yu, S.A.T. Pagsuyoin and R.R. Tan.
Keywords for this news article include: Manila, Philippines, Asia, Risk Management
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