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Risk Management

The Alliance has compiled this set of risk management resources from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Alliance Resources

Facilities and Risk Management Standards

The Alliance has a set of facilities and risk management standards.

Sample Documents

The Alliance provides Tier 3 museum members with sample disaster plans and security guard manuals from other museums.

Other Resources

Building an Emergency Plan

This guide for museums and other cultural institutions from the Getty includes information on general emergency planning and breaks down by decision level who should be responsible for what during disaster.

Building Trust in Law Enforcement Through Service

There are a large number of ways law enforcement officers actively give back to their communities. FireScience Online shares a list of useful resources communities and institutions can use to develop ties with police departments.

Civil Disturbance

The Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums has compiled this set of recommendations on managing a civil disturbance.

Endangered Heritage Emergency Evacuation of Heritage Collections

This user-friendly handbook launched by ICCROM and UNESCO provides clear directives on how to save heritage collections in emergencies. (PDF, 29 pages)

Exit Route Fact Sheet

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides a fact sheet (PDF) that discusses design, construction and maintenance requirements for emergency exit routes.

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