Thursday, March 15, 2012

Subsidized Hazard Surveys

Through funding from the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH), BACC is pleased to offer a limited number of subsidized hazard surveys for $350. Applications are due May 31, 2012.

A hazard survey is the first step in developing an Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan that is tailored to an institution's specific needs and circumstances. Participating institutions must complete a pre-visit questionnaire and self-evaluation exercises designed to identify specific risks. Field Service staff then complete a one day, on-site hazard survey to examine the facilities and speak with museum staff. Potential vulnerabilities, such as environment, security, fire and water detection and suppression or abatement, collection management policies and procedures, and pest control, are analyzed. The result is a report that will provide observations, recommendations, and resources to better manage and mitigate risk as well as to develop an Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan. Following the survey, Field Service staff use the information gathered to assist in revising an existing emergency plan or drafting a new plan for the

Please contact the Field Service office at> or 619-236-9702 for an application.

Balboa Art Conservation Center (BACC)

Western Region Field Service Office

Elise Ciez

Field Service Project Manager

mailing address: PO Box 3755, San Diego, CA 92163

phone: 619-236-9702 fax: 619-236-0141

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