With emergency and crisis management being a large part of the University of Findlay’s All Hazards’ training expertise, Jeff McGuire, executive director for the training center, says that one of the biggest parts of emergency preparedness, is situational awareness.
The CDC has provided excellent guidelines of how you can help stop the spread of this virus by sanitizing your environment, washing your hands regularly and practicing social distancing. Depending on your individual situation and surroundings, you may need to take different measures. Some good practices that may help if you have to be in public settings include:
- Create a sanitizer kit to take with you when you’re on-the-go.
- Make hand sanitizer and disinfectant products readily available at home, work and/or school.
- Try to maintain a distance of at least six feet, or as far as space allows, from other individuals.
- Take regular breaks to wash and sanitize your hands and work areas.
- Practice covering sneezes and coughs with a disposable tissue or your elbow.
McGuire encourages every business, family, and individual to create an emergency response plan that can be easily called into action. “Don’t be afraid; be cautious,” he explains, “Make a plan, be prepared and figure out the best way to implement that plan… Use the items at your disposal to protect not only yourself but others around you.”
The All Hazards Training Center is widely known for their expertise and ability to present training sessions on Emergency Preparedness and Response, Safety, Situational Awareness, and Decontamination Procedures. All Hazards delivers Emergency Response, OSHA Safety, Confined Space, School Safety & Security, Railcar Incident Response, Maritime Security, Pipeline Security, and other related workshops to public and private clients. The programs meet client’s individual training needs on a facility-by-facility, division-by-division – or even a complete corporate-wide – basis, coast-to-coast with over 250,000 participants trained across the United States.