Talent Development

JMU Safety Champion Series: Evacuation and Fire Safety (TD8700)

Wed, 5 Jan 2022 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Wine-Price Building

Description: We, as part of James Madison University, interact with hundreds, if not thousands of people every day. Our campus buildings house offices, classrooms, dorms, dining areas and more. With such a vast number of people and buildings, we need to keep safety in the forefront of our minds. In this workshop series, we intend to put emergency preparedness and safety on automatic to keep all of our JMU community safe. This six-month long series will be capped at 15 participants who are willing to volunteer and take an active role as a "Safety Champion" within your building. Each participant who attends all six 3-hour workshops, will receive a certificate of completion.

 

Evacuation and Fire Safety ( January 5, 2022)

Our number one priority is to ensure the well-being of people by minimizing injuries and saving lives in cases of emergencies. Learn how to create evacuation plans for safe and orderly evacuation of personnel, students and visitors in the event of an emergency situation. Building occupants will familiarize themselves with emergency equipment and building floor plans. Learn when to evacuate and when to shelter in place in addition to assisting those with disabilities. Learn about fire safety and how to be proactive to prevent fires; learn how and when to use a fire extinguisher.

OSHA and Workers Compensation (February 2, 2022)

Learn OSHA regulations and why it is important to you. What rights do you have? Where can you go for help? Learn about workers' compensation and how to report incidents and illnesses. What is recordable and reportable? What is a near miss? Learn about the Virginia Challenge and how you can help make JMU one of the safest places in the Commonwealth!

Ergonomics and Ladder Safety (March 2, 2022)

I work in an office, why do I need to worry about ergonomics or ladders for that matter? Learn what ergonomics means in an office setting and how to make changes to create a safer environment. Many ergonomic factors cross various jobs; learn how it all relates. Ladders cause some of the most frequent incidents reported. Learn what you can and can't do when climbing.

Chemicals, Weather Related Disasters and CPR/AED (April 6, 2022)

When we think of chemicals, we tend to think of laboratory facilities. What chemicals do we have in our buildings that we need to consider for safety? Learn how to read labels and find information on chemicals. In the second part of this session, learn about weather related disasters and how to keep you and everyone safe. The third part of the session will provide basics of CPR and AED use.

Active Shooter, Terrorism and Disaster Psychology (May, 4, 2022)

Learn actions to take when confronted with an active shooter and responding to law enforcement officers. Learn the various types of terrorism and how to best protect yourself and others. Disaster Psychology deals with the aftermath of any type of disaster. What emotions you or others may feel and how to deal with those emotions.

JMU Resources, Q&A, Award Certifications (June 1, 2022)

A panel of presenters will be on hand to share additional resources, wrap up information and answer any questions that you may still have from the series. We end on a positive note with presentation of certificates for those that have attended all six sessions.

Facilitated by: Hope Thompson, Safety & Training Coordinator, Risk Management; Roberta Canez-Jenkins, Safety Compliance Officer, Risk Management; Kristi Moon, Senior Benefits Specialist, Human Resources

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