Updated Emergency Planning Guide: Accommodating for People with Disabilities. When preparing or reviewing your emergency plans, it’s important to involve people with disabilities in identifying needs and evaluating effective emergency management plans. Issues that have the greatest impact on people with disabilities include: notification, evacuation, areas of refuge, access to their mobility devices or service animals, and access to information. In planning for emergencies, you should consider the needs of people who use mobility aids such as wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, canes or crutches, or people who have limited stamina. Plans should also include people who use oxygen or respirators, people who are blind or who have low vision, people who are deaf or hard of hearing, people who have a cognitive disability, people with mental illness, and those with other types of disabilities. Additional support and information is available at ADA.gov and from the US Department of labor (DOL). Click HERE to view our updated Emergency Planning Guide for Non-profits located in the Safe-Wise Online Resource Library.
Safe-Wise Consulting Welcomes a New Staff Member. Safe-Wise Consulting welcomes Alan C. Mogridge as their newest Safety and Risk Consultant. Alan brings more than 20 years of YMCA practical knowledge and experience in aquatic safety & programming, wellness, day & resident camping and child care. In addition to his strong program background Alan has served as: Associate Executive Director for the Greater Waterbury YMCA, CT; Executive Director for the YMCA of Central Connecticut Coast – Valley Branch, CT; and as CEO for the Mount Desert Island YMCA, ME. Currently, Alan is focused on updating resources, website and newsletter development, but will be hitting the road later this year. Please help us welcome Alan to the Safe-Wise team. Click HERE to learn more about Alan.
2017 National Safety Council Congress & Expo: The world’s largest annual event dedicated to workplace safety will be held September 23-29 in Indianapolis. See first-hand the solutions from more than 1,100 of the industry’s leading solution providers. There will be multiple keynotes and educational sessions as well as opportunities to network with more than 15,000 professionals from the U.S., Canada and more than 70 other countries. Expand your knowledge and understanding about how you can improve your safety programs and cut costs. Sessions are facilitated by industry experts who have overcome similar challenges. Early registration deadline is June 23rd. Click HERE for more information.
NEW Bomb Threat Resources: Click HERE to visit our Emergency Preparedness page located in the Resource Library to view the following new resources: Bomb Threat Guidance Brochure; Bomb Threat Calls Checklist; Bomb Threat Management Guide and Security Guidance for Buildings.