Tips for emergency preparedness: E-course available May 6-12, 2012 from Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).
Ottawa (30 April 2012) - Earthquakes, mud slides and flooding of monumental proportion; it's not uncommon to hear about disasters such as these occurring around the world. Canada, however, has also had its share of disasters with flooding in Western Canada, tornadoes in Ontario, hurricanes on the East Coast, and power outages from wind and ice - just to mention a few. Emergency Preparedness Week is May 6-12, 2012. So, this is a perfect time to ask yourself if an emergency were to occur at work or at home, would you know what to do? Would you be prepared?
No one knows exactly when or where an emergency will occur; they can happen fast, with little warning. What we do know is that planning and preparing ahead can help you and your organization cope better during and after a major disaster, prevent fatalities, injuries, and property damage, and minimize the impact on families, workplaces, and the community.
Prepare at Work - CCOHS
Emergency Preparedness for Workers - e-course, CCOHS
James Clancy is the National President of the 340,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). NUPGE is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE