Hurricane, Flood and Severe Weather ̶ Planning, Survival and Recovery

Event Information
Product Format
Live Webinar
John J. Meola, CSP, ARM
Conference Date
Add to my calendar   Tue, Nov 28, 2017
Aired Time
1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
60 Minutes
Product Description

Learn Specialized Tips and Techniques for Preparedness and Recovery from Severe Weather Events

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.

Session Highlights

This session will discuss details relating to the following points of discipline:

  • Review of examples and specifics on why having an emergency action plan that includes severe weather events is critical to a business or organization
  • Review of the top ten safety hazards associated with severe weather events and how to mitigate them
  • How people are most likely to get hurt or killed after a storm – there are a surprisingly large and diverse number of ways
  • Intermediate risk factors following a flood or hurricane – such as public health and sanitation issues, disruption of public utilities, etc.
  • Industrial hygiene practices for workers engaged in recovery operations and health effects associated with severe weather events
  • Preventive and predictive measures for businesses – pre-planning and pre-positioning, such as learning from operational mistakes and bureaucratic blunders
  • OSHA and FEMA requirements for ERP’s
  • Mandatory evacuation orders
  • Declarations of state of emergency
  • Sources of more detailed information
  • Continuing education for disaster and emergency response personnel

Who Should Attend

  • Construction supervisors and superintendents
  • Managers and planners
  • Contractors and builders
  • Business owners and managers
  • Operations managers
  • Fleet managers
  • Safety and health managers
  • Safety directors
  • Public safety officials
  • Public works directors
  • Emergency response officials
  • Fire and rescue
  • FEMA and homeland security planners and logistics engineers
  • Military and defense dept. emergency response personnel
  • Personal injury attorneys
  • Para-legals
  • Building and property managers
  • Insurance agents, brokers and underwriters
  • Loss control representatives and managers
  • School administration officials

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker


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...   More Info
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