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May 2017: Emergency Preparedness Week

Emergency Preparedness Week:

 

May 7-13 is Emergency Preparedness Week in Canada and it is a good time to remind ourselves of the emergency preparedness and response information that is available on campus.  Here at Queen’s, there are many people who work to ensure a safe, healthy environment for students, staff, and faculty. This email includes information about the resources available to you in the event that an emergency occurs.

 

The Queen’s University Emergency Response Procedures can be reviewed on the Campus Security and Emergency Services website.  While you are there, please consider printing a copy for your desk or workplace. Queen’s also has an emergency response plan to ensure that the university is prepared in the event of a broad range of emergencies.  Also, please remind yourself how the university’s emergency notification system works and what it would sound like if activated in the event of an emergency.   For access to emergency information while on the go, download the SeQure app for your mobile phone or follow Campus Security and Emergency Services on Twitter and on Facebook.

 

On the university’s Environmental Health and Safety website, you can access information on individualized workplace emergency response plans for employees who have a disability that requires accommodation and a template to create lab specific emergency response procedures.

 

Prepare for an emergency at home

 

Emergency Preparedness Week is also a good time to consider how you would respond to an emergency at home. In an emergency, being prepared is a key component of positive outcomes.

 

Information on how to prepare your family for an emergency is available at the following links:

• Emergency Management Ontario
• Get Prepared
• Environment Canada Weather Office 
• 
Canadian Red Cross 
• 
St. John Ambulance 
• 
The Salvation Army 

 

If you have any questions about emergency response procedures at Queen’s, please send an email to Campus.Security@queensu.ca, or contact us on Twitter or Facebook.

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Safety Tips When Hiring A Driving Service

From the Kingston Police website:

 

Hiring a Driving-Service

  • When considering hiring a driving-service we recommend you take the time to do a little research.  Visit the company website and learn what safety measures they have in place and how exactly their service operates.
  • You should be provided with the drivers name, photo and license plate number at the minimum. This way you know who is picking you up ahead of time and should not have to approach unknown vehicles or persons to try and find your ride.
  • Share your destination and ETA with family and/or friends so they know where and when to expect you. Follow your trip using your phone GPS so you know where you are.

 

Click here for the original article on the Kingston Police website.

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