This year’s International ShakeOut Day is October 19, when millions of people worldwide will participate in earthquake drills at work, school, or home!
At 10:19 a.m. (local time) on 10/19, you can join millions of people across the world practicing earthquake safety.
While we encourage participation with everyone, you can register your ShakeOut drill for any day of the year, and drill at a time of your choice. You can also include people in multiple locations through video conferencing.
McCraren Compliance offers a full range of safety and health training and consulting services. Plus we can help you incorporate well-being into your traditional systems in order to support the Total Worker Health of your workforce.
Do your workers know how to respond to emergency situations?
These can include fires or explosions, chemical or oil spills, toxic gas releases, severe weather, workplace violence incidents, and medical emergencies.
Workers should be trained on:
How to report an emergency.
How to respond when an emergency alarm goes off.
When to shelter in place and the location of the nearest safe refuge.
When to evacuate, as well as where the nearest emergency exit is and where to gather outside away from danger.
Who to call, including the safety leaders, safety responders and first aid responders.
The first week of June is recognized as National CPR and AED Awareness Week. When an emergency arises, workers who know CPR and how to use an AED can help save lives.
A new solution: With drug overdoses, particularly from opioids and fentanyl, on the rise, NSC is recommending that all employers have naloxone nasal spray available in their first aid supplies. Employers should also provide naloxone training to all employees.