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  • 1. Emergency Preparedness Planning

2. AgendaWhy Plan?Four Steps to Disaster PlanningDisaster Supplies KitUtilitiesPlanning for Specific Disasters 1. Fire 2. Floods 3. Earthquakes 4. Winter Storms and Extreme Cold 5. Power Outages 6. Hazardous Material Accidents 7. Nuclear Power PlantsWater Purification 3. WHY PLAN?Business throughout the Pacific Northwest are subject to a number of potential naturaldisasters such as fires, flooding, severe storms, earthquakes, dam failures, volcaniceruptions, landslides, and manmade disasters. While we all hope that suchoccurrences never happen, it has been shown time and time again that beingprepared for disasters is prudent. Emergency services and government agencies willnot be able to respond to your needs immediately. Their buildings, equipment,personnel, communications, and mobility will be severely hampered by the event. Alllocal and government resources are first allocated to local municipalities. They will beoverwhelmed. Experts tell us to plan on our own for a minimum of 3 days.We cannot stop these disasters form occurring, but we can minimize the impact on usas an organization. Contrary to belief the chances of being killed or injured in adisaster are very low. Most likely you would be unable to work or live normally at yourwork site or home. They may be damaged and let in the weather, it may be cold withno heat, no electrical power, drinking water, or it may not even be safe for you toreenter. In short, disasters make life very uncomfortable. 4. WHY PLAN? ContinuedProper planning and preparation will help you and your coworkers be morecomfortable in the event that your worksite is damaged, or you cant get back intoit. Think of is as a quality of life issue. The most important concept in developinga work emergency preparedness plan is communication. Every member of thecompany needs to be involved so that when disaster strikes, everyone will knowwhat to do. How well we manage the aftermath of disaster depends a great deal onyour level of preparedness when disasters strike.In the following slides we will cover a step-by-step process to disaster planningalong with other essential information we will need in building a comprehensiveemergency preparedness plan. A plan will only be effective when everyone knowsabout it and agrees to operate within its guidelines. 5. Four Steps to Disaster PlanningStep One: Find Out What Disasters Could Happen To You Ask what types of disasters are most likely to happen in your area? Learn what warning signals are employed by your company1. What they sound like2. What should be done when you here them3. Where to gather emergency information / Media How to help elderly or disabled persons, if needed 6. Four Steps to Disaster Planning Step Two: Create a Disaster Plan Meet with your supervisors and discuss why we need to prepare for disaster. Plan to share responsibilities and work together as a Team. Discuss the types of disasters that are most likely to happen at the workplace and explain what to do in each case. Discuss what to do in an evacuation. 7. Four Steps to Disaster Planning Step Three: Put Your Plan Into Action Post and know the locations of emergency phone numbers Know where and how to locate ABC type fire extinguishers Know where each building emergency supply kits are located Obtain and maintain CPR/FA/AED certification Determine most likely escape routs and their locations 8. Four Steps to Disaster Planning Step Four: Practice & Maintain your Plan Review plans every six months and review so everyone remembers what to do Conduct live training drills Check all fire extinguishers regularly 9. Disaster Supplies Kit There are six basics you should stock at your job site and in your personal vehicles water, food, first aid, clothing and bedding , tools, and emergency supplies and special items. Keep the items you will most likely need during an evacuation in an easy-to-carry container, camping backpack or duffle bag. 10. Disaster Supplies Kit Video 11. Disaster Supplies Kit; WATERWater 1. Store one gallon of water per person per day 2. Have purifying agents availableStore your water in thoroughly washed plastic, fiberglass orenamel-lined metal containers. Never use a container thathas held toxic substances. Plastic containers, such as softdrink bottles, are the best/ You can also purchase food-gradeplastic buckets or drums.Seal water containers tightly, label them and storein a cool, dark place. Replace every six months. 12. Disaster Supplies Kit; FOOD Store at least a three day supply of non-perishable food for each person. Select foods that require no refrigeration, cooking or preparation. Select food that is compact and lightweight and rotate the food every six months. 13. Disaster Supplies Kit; FOOD Ready to eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables Soups bouillon cubes or dried soups in a cup Milk powered or canned Stress foods sugar cookies, hard candy Staples sugar, salt, pepper Juices canned, powered or crystallized Smoked or dried meats such as beef jerky Vitamins High energy foods peanut butter, nuts, trail mix, etc 14. Disaster Supplies Kit;Non-Prescription Medications Aspirin Non-aspirin pain reliever Antacid Laxative Rubbing Alcohol Activated charcoal Anti-diarrhea medication Emetic (to Induce vomiting) Eye wash Antiseptic or hydrogen peroxide 15. Disaster Supplies Kit; First Aid KitsYou should have two first aid kits-one for your home and the other for your car. The kitshould include..1.Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes2.3-inch sterile gauze pads (8 to 12)3.Triangular bandages (3)4.Scissors5.Needle6.Bar of soap7.2-inch sterile gauze pads (8 to 12)8.Hypo allergenic adhesive tape9.2 & 3 inch sterile roller bandages (3rolls each)10. Tweezers11. Safety razor blade12. Moistened towelettes (8 to 10) packages13. Non-breakable thermometer14. Tube of petroleum jelly order lubricant15. Cleansing agent - soap 16. Disaster Supplies Kit;TOOLS & SUPPLIES1.Mess kits, or paper cups, plates and plastic utensils2.Battery operated radio and extra batteries3.Cash or travelers checks, change4.Fire extinguisher, small canister, ABC type5.Pliers6.Compass7.Aluminum foil8.Signal flare9.Needles, thread10. Plastic sheeting 17. Disaster Supplies Kit;TOOLS & SUPPLIES1.Gas shut off wrench2.Flashlight and extra batteries3.Non-electric can opener, utility knife4.Tube tent5.Tape6.Matches in a waterproof container7.Plastic storage containers8.Paper, Pencil9.Medical dropper10. Whistle11. Dust mask and work gloves 18. Disaster Supplies Kit; SANITATION Toilet Paper, towelettes Feminine supplies Plastic garbage bags, ties Plastic bucket with tight lid Household chlorine bleach Soap, liquid detergent Personal hygiene items Small shovel, to dig expedient latrine disinfectant 19. Disaster Supplies Kit; CLOTHINGAND BEDDINGInclude at least one complete changeof clothing and footwear per person 1. Sturdy shoes or work boots 2. Blankets or sleeping bags 3. Thermal underwear 4. Rain gear 5. Hat & gloves 6. Sunglasses 20. Disaster Supplies Kit;SPECIAL ITEMS Remember individuals with special needs such as infants, elderly, or disabled individuals.1. Babys / Formula / Bottles2. Medications3. Diapers4. Powdered milk 21. Disaster Supplies Kit; SPECIAL ITEMS Adults1. Medications2. Contact Lenses & Supplies3. Games for children4. Books for adults5. Insulin6. Denture needs7. Extra eye glasses 22. Utilities Grubb and Ellis Maintenance Services will be primarily responsible for all utilities located at your worksite. Utilities are commonly referred to as:1. Gas2. Sewer3. Electricity ->4. Water 23. Planning for Specific Disasters FIRE More than 24 million fires are reported annually, resulting in over $11 billion in property damage. The United States has one of the highest fire death rates per capita in the world. At least 6,000 people dies each tear and additional 100,000 are injured. Senior citizens and children under age 5 are at the highest risk. Fires is fast, dark and deadly, emitting smoke and gases than can render a person unconscious within minutes. It is the most likely disaster that businesss will experience. 24. Planning for Specific Disasters Floods Floods are the most common and widespread of all natural disasters and can occur nearly anywhere in the United States. Flooding has been responsible for the deaths of more than 10,000 people since 1900. Property damage attributable to flooding now totals over $1 billion each year. The sheer force of just six inches of swiftly moving water can knock people off their feet. Cars are easily swept away in just two feet of water. Flash floods can occur with little or no warning and can reach full peak within minutes. Rapidly rising walls of water can reach heights of 30 feet or more and are generally accompanied by a deadly3 cargo of Debris 25. Planning for Specific Disasters Earthquakes. Seventy million people in 39 states are at high risk from earthquakes. People in all states, however, are at some risk. Earthquakes can cause buildings to collapse, disrupt utilities and trigger landslides, avalanches, flash floods, fires, tsunamis and volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest, thousands of earthquakes 26. Planning for Specific Disasters Winter Storms Heavy snowfall and extreme cold can immobilize an entire region. Even areas which normal experience mild winters can be hit with a major snow storm or extreme cold. The results can range form isolation to the havoc of cars and trucks sliding on icy highways. 27. Planning for Specific Disasters Power Outage Everyone experiences power interruptions from time to time. Unfortunately, many of these outages come at times of weather extremes or accompany various disasters. When the power is out we lose our primary source of artificial light and many loose their source of heat and water as well. When the power is out safety becomes a concern. 28.

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