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Posted on: January 25, 2019

DISASTER RESPONSE & PREPAREDNESS TRAINING SERIES TO BE HELD IN HAWAII THIS FEBRUARY!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contacts: 

Barbara // 808.629.7505 // bln@biahawaii.org      Lesley // 808.457.7100 // lesley@gwandc.com 

Website: www.biahawaii.org/disaster-response

 

DISASTER RESPONSE & PREPAREDNESS TRAINING SERIES 

TO BE HELD IN HAWAII THIS FEBRUARY!

 

Honolulu (January 25, 19)—The Building Industry Association of Hawaii has been awarded a federal Department of Labor, Susan Harwood Grant to provide training to address occupational safety and health hazards that may be encountered in natural disaster site response and cleanup activities across Hawaii. 

Disaster Response & Preparedness Training is FREE and is designed for first responders, contractors, workers, employees, employers, and volunteers and is open to anyone who wants to be better prepared for natural disasters, such as hurricanes, typhoons, tropical storms, earthquakes, floods, and tsunamis.

Through the support of numerous organizations, including the Natural Energy Labor of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) and the Maui Office of Economic Development, Disaster Response & Preparedness Training will be offered across Hawaii:

Maui: February 4th

 Oahu: February 6th:

Hilo: February 7th:

Kona: February 8th:

Kauai: February 25th:

Led by a certified safety professional, training will provide information to increase and improve knowledge, skills, and access to valuable resources and to establish planning processes to help prevent injury and illness during disaster response. It includes the following modules:

  • Preparation & Work Planning: preparation for disasters and safety during response.
  • Incident Management: understanding incident management and the impacts of traumatic-incident stress. It will also cover responder resiliency resources available.
  • Worker Protection During High-Hazard and/or Unique Emergency Operations: protecting workers during high-hazards and/or unique emergency operations during response.

Participants can expect to have a better understanding of disaster response challenges, safe work plans, how the DHS/FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS) works, responder deployment resources, hazard identification and control, and more.

Disaster Response & Preparedness Training will also be held in Guam in February and March; and Saipan, Tinian, and Rota in March 2019: www.biahawaii.org/disaster-response

Training registration is free and intended for those involved in cleanup and recovery activities, as well as volunteers. For more information on available training details go to www.biahawaii.org/disaster-response.


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