Disaster Preparedness

Date: January 12, 2011

With Timothy Doyle, Outreach Coordinator
King County Office of Emergency Management.

It’s not about being ready, it’s about “Thinking Ready”

Disaster preparedness can be as big as an earthquake or flood, but many times it can be an event like the snowstorm this past Thanksgiving weekend, that left many people stranded on the freeway for hours. Often the phone lines will be unavailable or sporadic in events like this. Learn effective methods of dealing with emergency situations both large and small at home, and at work.

Construction Safety Training for the Hispanic Workforce
With Margie Weinberg,
Executive Director of SMART

The second half of the program will be a 45 Minute presentation and training for the English-Spanish construction safety phrasebook (“El Chapp”)produced by SMART under a grant provided by the state of Washington Department Of Labor and Industries, Safety and Health Investment projects.

This pocket book is aimed at both commercial and residential construction superintendents, foreman, and safety persons as a way to communicate safety in construction. Short, useful phrases accompanied by many pictures make it easy to get the safety message across cultural boundaries.

Once you have completed the training, the books are available at no cost.

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"The Safety Summit is a wonderful example of what can be achieved when employers, labor, and government work cooperatively to attain a common goal - in this case, the reduction of deaths and serious job-related injuries."

Richard Terrill
OSHA Region X