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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:
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.