New and Noteworthy

Read the Late Fall 2019 edition of the Emergency Readiness newsletter, via .pdf.

This bi-monthly newsletter brings you emergency readiness updates and tips across our CSU campuses and beyond. The latest edition includes a link to FEMA’s new ReadyKids website, availability of upcoming CPR classes, and information on CSU’s Housing Navigator, among many other great resources.

See the Safety and Preparedness Resources box on this page for a full selection of back issues via .pdf.

Register for remaining fall trainings!
See dates below for the next offerings of the core Emergency Readiness trainings.

Upcoming Webinars and Podcasts:
Hostile Surveillance Detection for Critical Infrastructure, 11/19/2019, 1 p.m.
Please email Bob Chaffee by 11/18/19 if you are interested.
We know that ISIS has been operating in all 50 U.S. States and many other countries. We also know that terrorist organizations have a planning cycle which includes conducting hostile surveillance for weeks, months and even years prior to an attack. This seminar will inform participants on the terrorist planning cycle, what hostile surveillants look for, how hostile surveillance is conducted and what preventive security counter measures can be taken to identify hostile surveillance and prevent attacks. Email Bob Chaffee for more information.

Situational Awareness, 12/5/19, 1 p.m.
Please email Bob Chaffee by 12/4/19 if you are interested.
Situational awareness is more than see something, say something.  Situational Awareness requires observation (seeing something), but it also requires an interpretation of what has been observed. This interpretation can then allow for prediction of potential outcomes. The better the observer’s expertise on what has been observed, the more effective the interpretation and prediction.  Email Bob Chaffee for more information.

State of Research podcast: Listen to CSU’s new Research Safety Culture Coordinator, Anthony Appleton, PhD, discuss his work in research safety culture.

Who should attend emergency readiness trainings: All employees are encouraged to attend our emergency readiness classes and webinars, especially those who may be called on to take part in drills and exercises that help us prepare for “the real thing.” While Introduction to the Building Proctor’s Role and Ready Colorado State are required for proctors, all of these classes are recommended for all employees who may be impacted by an emergency at work or at home. These trainings are coordinated and often led by Bob Chaffee, along with his team of professionals from a variety of departments at CSU.

About the Instructor:

Bob Chaffee portrait

As a retired law enforcement officer, Bob has the privilege of coordinating a very capable team of professionals from across campus in presenting readiness training and strategies to employees of Colorado State. It is his hope that this training is useful not only at work, but with family, church, school and travel that our employees may pursue.

Core Emergency Readiness Trainings

The Building Proctor’s Role

 

Next session: Check back in late November for upcoming session dates.

Instructors: Bob Chaffee and Sarah Barrett (lead instructors), campus experts from CSU police, facilities, and health and safety departments.
Contact Hours: 4
Frequency: 3-4 times/year

Who should attend: All building proctors who have not previously attended the training, as well as experienced proctors who would like a refresher. Please consider inviting other in your department who may be interested in daily operations.

Required materials:  Bring a copy of the Building Proctor Manual to class.

Course description: You have the keys and the manual… now what? Learn the basic responsibilities and authority of building proctors. This introductory course will provide you with a review of the duties and common issues faced by every building proctor.

Topics include:

  • Building safety
  • Typical maintenance issues
  • Information sharing
  • Question and answer time with several instructors

Case studies and lots of interaction will make this information immediately useful.

 

Ready Colorado State

 

Next session: Check back in late November for upcoming session dates.

Instructor: Bob Chaffee and Sarah Barrett (lead instructors), with campus experts from health and safety, CSU police, and additional departments.
Contact Hours: 4
Frequency: 3-4 times/year
Prerequisite: Completion of Tier 1 training is recommended, but not required
Required materials:  Bring a copy of the Building Proctor Manual to class and print and review the Student Learning Guide prior to coming to class, where it will be used as a reference and completed.

Course description: 

The Colorado State University Emergency Plan will be discussed and reviewed so CSU employees know where they and their Building Plans fit toward meeting the university’s responsibility to capably respond to emergencies. This preparation ranges from medical emergencies to other major emergencies such as fire or utility outages, culminating in developing and/or updating a plan for your work site or area.

Readiness Resources

 

Next session: Register for the upcoming session on Fri., Dec. 13, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Instructor: Bob Chaffee and Sarah Barrett (lead instructors), with campus experts from health and safety departments.
Contact Hours: 4
Frequency: Once annually
Required materials: Bring your emergency readiness plan with you to class.

 

Course description:

This multi-topic session will cover services, expertise, and resources available to proctors and employees in routine or emergency situations. Topics include fire safety and evacuation planning, dealing with the media, workplace violence awareness, technology security and safety, workplace ergonomics, introduction to Women’s Programs, and Community Right to Know information. These are all issues that may be encountered during a workday.

Designing Simple Drills and Exercises

Next session: Check back in late November for upcoming session dates.

Instructor: Bob Chaffee and Sarah Barrett (lead instructors), with campus experts from health and safety departments.
Contact Hours: 4
Frequency: Once annually
Required materials: Bring your emergency readiness plan with you to class.

 

Course description:

This multi-topic session will cover services, expertise, and resources available to proctors and employees in routine or emergency situations. Topics include fire safety and evacuation planning, dealing with the media, workplace violence awareness, technology security and safety, workplace ergonomics, introduction to Women’s Programs, and Community Right to Know information. These are all issues that may be encountered during a workday.

Building Plan Safety Assistance

You can receive one-on-one assistance to update or finalize your Building Safety Plan through Environmental Health Services. Call or e-mail Ken Quintana, (970) 567-6589, for guidance.