The nation’s three leading authorities on emergency preparedness, the JCR (Joint Commission Resources), OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration), and the American Red Cross are sponsoring the 2nd Annual Emergency Preparedness Conference: Disaster Readiness on the Home Front, to be held inWashington DC, Oct 19-20, 2006.
The U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao, will be the keynote speaker.
The conference will examine strategies and techniques for emergency preparedness. The focus will be on pandemic flu and natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and tornados. Other topics will include
- Strengthening patient safety and security
- Employee communication and training
- Collaboration with local emergency management authorities
- Surge capacity management
- Evacuation procedures
- Psychosocial aspects of emergencies
Officials from the WHO (World Health Organization) and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) will also attend.
For more information about the conference, call 877-223-6866, JCR Customer Service.
On a more mundane note, here are some links to emergency related training programs we offer: