Recent hurricanes and torrential rains have highlighted the vulnerabilities of infrastructure and inadequacies of public safety response policy and practices. Hurricanes, tornados, floods, ice and snow storms and other events are becoming not only more frequent but more powerful and longer lasting, as seen in hurricane Harvey in Texas and the devastating Hurricane Irma in Puerto Rico. We are just now beginning the learning process of how to adapt to the new ‘normal’ of increasingly severe and catastrophic weather. A unique ‘body of knowledge’ has been developed among the safety and public health community specifically related to emergency situations. This includes severe weather event preparations, impacts and disruptions on business, not to mention the toll in lives and property from local communities in the path of these increasingly violent storm events. A new vocabulary of terms and concepts has come into being, along with improved forecasting and warning systems.
Learn how to protect yourself, your family and your employees, and what to expect and how to minimize the disruption from severe weather events. Join this session with OSHA 500 Construction Outreach Safety trainer John J. Meola, CSP, ARM, who will address the most critical safety elements associated with planning for, surviving and recovering from natural disasters. John will also review ‘Lessons Learned’ from past hurricanes and other calamitous weather events, with a focus on protecting human lives, property and business continuity. John will share some of the conventional wisdom and also some of the specialized tips and techniques from a wide range of sources, including the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, FEMA, OSHA and others.
This session will discuss details relating to the following points of discipline:
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- Barbara J. Cobuzzi
In addition to being a heavily credentialed Safety Professional, John J. Meola, CSP, ARM has a BA Degree in English Literature and Education, which combine to make him a very effective teacher- trainer-presenter, for safety concerns, but also for organization development, leadership and applied behavioral psychology and motivational elements. John has ‘grown up’ with OSHA, from the shipyards, tank farms and factories of the Northeast to the MSHA...
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