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ANSI-HSSP workshop to explore preparedness challenges for small businesses

On May 25, 2011, the American National Standards Institute Homeland Security Standards Panel (ANSI-HSSP) will host ‘Achieving Preparedness through Standards Implementation: Challenges and Opportunities for Small Businesses’, a workshop focusing on the unique needs of small businesses in preparing for unforeseen challenges.

The workshop will provide small-business owners and their representatives the chance to speak directly with the parties that are shaping private-sector preparedness initiatives, and to voice their concerns and perspectives vis-à-vis preparedness.

The workshop will also discuss the Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Accreditation and Certification Program (PS-Prep) and the program’s efforts to date in making standards and conformance accessible to small businesses.

The May 25 workshop seeks to foster active dialogue among small businesses, standards developing organizations, federal agencies, and other stakeholders to support private-sector preparedness through the implementation of voluntary consensus standards. A final report outlining findings and recommendations from the workshop will be published following the event.

The workshop will be held at the Executive Conference Center in Arlington, VA. Attendance is free of charge, but all attendees must register by May 11, 2011.

For more information or to register, click here.

•Date: 31st March 2011 • Region: US •Type: Article •Topic: Event

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