The Community Emergency Response Team Program at FEMA is pleased to announce a Spanish-language version of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training Course materials is now available for use. Designed to extend CERT’s reach into our nation’s Spanish-speaking population, these CERT publications will allow easier and more effective delivery of the basic training course.
Providing the same content as the English version, the Spanish-language Basic Training Course materials cover nine units highlighting topics such as Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety, Terrorism and CERT, Disaster Medical Operations, and Light Search and Rescue Operations. Continue reading
The ASSE Student Section is designed for students who are pursuing a career in the safety, health and environmental (SH&E) fields. ASSE seeks to provide additional opportunities for students to learn more about their chosen areas of study, as well as promote interaction between students and safety professionals. Continue reading
They will also be offering Pre-Academy sessions consisting of two workshops at the Red Cross on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 that will provide fun, hands-on training in disaster scenarios with specific training in Triage and Search and Rescue. Continue reading
OCASSE Chapter Meeting – September 21, 2011 “Back to School”
The Orange County Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) will be hosting their own “Back to School” event on Wednesday, September 21, 2011. They have invited Mr. Jason Vogel Director, Center for Training and Development Director, OSHA Training Institute California State University, Dominguez Hills to discuss the educational opportunities at the OSHA Training Institute Education Center (OTIEC).
Vogel will discuss:
- What is the OTIEC and the history behind it
- What is offered though the OSHA Training Institute
- What is available as far as certificates and degrees in the area of Health and Safety
- What are some of the more recent changes that OSHA has implemented
- IOLLI: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
New Meeting Location:
American Red Cross, Orange County Chapter
600 N. Parkcenter Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92705 Meeting is on the second floor, Room 208, (Google Maps)
Registered Member: $20
Retired Member: $10
Meeting Only – No Lunch: No Fee
Contact: Georgette Quinn, President, Orange County American Society of Safety Engineers, email@example.com, 714-290-3877.
While most of this weekend’s attention has been focused on Hurricane Irene, the FEMA National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) has not forgotten last week’s East Coast earthquake. This event gave us an important reminder that we live on a restless planet. But there are many important things we can do to protect ourselves, our homes, and our families.
The M 5.8 earthquake centered in Mineral, VA was felt from Georgia all the way to Canada. Earthquakes do happen on the East Coast and they can cause serious life safety and economic losses for those in the impacted area. Because of the stable soils we have in the east, earthquakes tend to impact a much larger area than they do out west. Because earthquakes can happen here, and since we will be experiencing aftershocks in the coming weeks, it is important to remember that there are several things you can do before, during and after an earthquake to better protect yourself.
Before an earthquake, it is important for individuals, families, organizations, and communities to identify their risk, make a plan, create a disaster kit, and remove, relocate, or secure anything that can: Continue reading
Cal State Dominguez Hills OSHA Institute classes are now being held in partnership with Cal State University Fullerton, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) to better serve safety professionals by providing an additional location for classes in the area. Check out the schedule below! Continue reading
National Safety Council on Back to School: Timely Tips for Motorists and Families
About the National Safety Council: The National Safety Council (nsc.org) saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy.
The National Safety Council has partnered with First Student, the largest provider of student transportation services in North America, to share important back-to-school safety information. Millions of students will head back to school over the next eight weeks, and tens of thousands of school buses will be on the roads. It’s crucial that all motorists understand how to safely share the roads with school buses, pedestrians and bicyclists. It is also a good time for parents and children to talk about how to stay safe at school. Continue reading
The Orange County Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (OCASSE) will host a specialist on “Swimming Pool and Spa Safety” as their speaker at their June 21 lunch meeting.
Mr. Steve Donohoe, a Certified Pool Operator Instructor with the National Swimming Pool Foundation, will be speaking on the issues of water quality, pool/spa safety and the recent revisions of the Americas with Disabilities (ADA) act that apply to aquatic facilities. Continue reading
OSHA Institute classes have come to Orange County!
Cal State Dominguez Hills OSHA Institute classes are now being held in partnership with Cal State University Fullerton, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) to better serve safetyprofessionals by providing an additional location for classes in the area.
The following courses will be held at the OSHA Training Institute located at Dominguez Hills Carson California in May:
Job Safety, Activity Hazard and Health Analysis/Army Corps of Engineers May 9-10 2011 Cost $360.00
OSHA 511 May 9-12 2011 $725.00
Tactical Response Guidelines to Pipeline Emergencies May 9-12 2011 Cost $725.00 Continue reading