Hurricane Safety and Survival Tips - Severe Weather Precautions

John J. Meola

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This webinar will review the most critical safety elements associated with planning for, surviving and recovering from natural disasters, such as Hurricane Harvey we have seen recently in Texas. Learn how to protect yourself, your family and your employees, what to expect, and how to minimize the disruption from severe weather events.

Why Should You Attend:

Hurricanes, tornados, floods, ice and snow storms and other events are becoming not only more frequent, but more powerful and longer lasting. Climate change is very real, and we have learned some important lessons in the past few years about how to minimize the effects of severe weather. A new vocabulary of terms and concepts has come into being, along with improved forecasting and warning systems.

This webinar will review ‘Lessons Learned’ from past hurricanes and other calamitous weather events, with a focus on protecting human lives, property and business continuity.

A unique ‘Body of Knowledge’ has been developed specifically related to severe weather impacts and disruptions on business, not to mention the toll in lives and property from local communities in the path of these increasingly violent storm events. Practically every location on earth will have some degree of exposure to severe weather.

This Webinar will share some of the conventional wisdom and also some of the specialized tips and techniques from a wide range of sources. The speaker has hands-on experience is post-storm recovery operations and has completed OSHA Disaster Response Training and is an OSHA 500 Construction Outreach Safety Trainer.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Why having an Emergency Action Plan that includes severe weather events is critical to a business or organization. We will review some examples and give specifics.
  • Review of the top ten safety hazards associated with severe weather events and how to mitigate them.
  • How people get hurt or killed after a storm – there are a surprising large number of ways.
  • Intermediate risk factors following a flood or hurricane – such as public health and sanitation issues
  • disruption of public utilities, etc.
  • Industrial hygiene practices for workers engaged in recovery operations; health effects associated with severe weather events
  • Preventive and predictive measures for businesses
  • OSHA and FEMA requirements; mandatory evacuation orders; declarations of State of Emergency
  • Sources of more detailed information; continuing education for disaster and emergency response personnel

Who Will Benefit:

  • Business Owners and Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Fleet Managers
  • Safety & Health Managers
  • Safety Directors
  • Public Officials, Public Works Directors
  • Emergency Response Officials
  • Fire & Rescue Personnel
  • Supervisors & Superintendents
  • Managers and Planners
  • Contractors and Builders
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Speaker: John J. Meola, Safety Director, Pillar, Inc.

John J. Meola, CSP, ARM is the Safety Director for Pillar, Inc. based in Richmond, VA.

He is also an Instructor at the VA Commonwealth University, School of Business, Risk Management and Insurance Department and an OSHA 500 Community Outreach Construction Safety Trainer. He has authored two safety handbooks and contributes numerous technical safety articles for trade industry publications.

Mr. Meola is also an Executive Officer with the Colonial VA Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers and a Past-President of this Chapter. He works closely with clients from private industry to develop and manage employee safety and health issues across a wide range of businesses.


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