After a disastrous incident, employees may be injured, buildings may be damaged, records and equipment may be lost, and normal business operations are interrupted or stopped altogether. Successful disaster recovery requires good planning. That is why organizations assess how possible disaster situations could affect operations and prepare and implement a comprehensive disaster recovery plan. The plan has the goal of minimizing the effects of the incident by safely resuming normal operations as quickly as possible. Employees should be aware of how the plan will be used to protect them and others during disaster recovery operations. Employees may be asked to participate in reviews and exercises so that they and their co-workers know what to do during a disaster recovery operation.