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NonMember - $205.00
This webinar focuses on the role the environmental health and safety (EH&S) professional plays in planning and responding to emergency events. Emergency response planning is known by many names – hazard planning, business continuity, and disaster planning, just to name a few. However it is labeled at your organization, emergency response planning is a critical business need for today and beyond and the EH&S professional plays a critical role in the process. Their role is not only to ensure that those initially affected by the event are protected, but to protect the responders and all members of the incident command. In most cases, the EH&S professional must collaborate with all departments within an organization to execute a proper emergency response plan. The plan generally anticipates and prepares for incidents that take place within the walls of the organization, but more and more the EH&S professional is asked to develop plans that take into account "unplanned events" such as natural disasters, utility outages, and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons (CBRN) events and other catastrophic incidents of national significance. This webinar walks through the critical steps in planning and operating, discussing various types of emergency events, and describes the elements of a successful response plan.
After participating in this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Summarize and describe hazard analysis approaches to different types of incidents.
- List and discuss the competencies and skill sets needed to enhance planning and operating in response to an emergency.
- Describe the importance of the EH&S professional's personnel connections and integration within the Incident Command System staff and departments.
- Provide critical input to the emergency response plan and list resources available to assist planners.
- Understand lessons learned from the perspective of the industrial hygienist and safety professional in previous emergency responses.
- Plan, train, and conduct exercises within the Incident Command System to prepare for emergency response.
This webinar is 2.5 hours in length and may be eligible for certification maintenance points.