UPDATED Readiness Resources

Additional Web Resources Related to COVID-19

When COVID19 impacted our campus, we asked what benefit our employees received from Emergency Readiness trainings. Here are some responses:

When asked about updating emergency plans an employee says, I did them because I took these classes!

Another commented about feeling ready by: Seeing through the craziness and knowing what to really ask.

Other comments include: …emergency training prepped me to go through my previously-compiled checklist to shut down my offices so that I could feel assured that I had done what needed to be done and wouldn’t wake up in a panic in the middle of the night thinking I’d forgot something.

Being able to stay calm and help others stay calm goes a long way. When a
supervisor stays in the fear zone employees might also follow and slow any
progress toward resolution.

We hope you will join us in future trainings. It never hurts to be ready for disruptions
and emergencies at work . . . and at home!

New and Noteworthy

Read the Summer 2020 edition of the Emergency Readiness Newsletter, via .pdf

How to Register for the Emergency Readiness Newsletter.pdf

New Emergency Readiness Webinars

Please email Bob Chaffee if you are interested in participating in an ER Webinar. We will be in touch and see if we can connect up virtually.

Stop the Bleed Panel Wed, August 5, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM MDT

Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. It is intended to promote community efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency because a person with a life-threatening injury from a motor vehicle collision, a stab wound or a gunshot wound can bleed to death before first responders arrive. The bystander acts as the first responder and are the first point of contact in the chain of survival. Many partners including local, state and Federal organizations have come together in the United States to support and promote the Stop the Bleed initiative.

See dates below for the next offerings of the core Emergency Readiness trainings.

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 for future sessions

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 for future sessions.

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

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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 for future sessions.

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.