More than 80 free safety and health training classes and sessions
August 18, 2016
Safety Fest TN is on again! The 5th annual event will be held September 12th - 16th in Oak Ridge and Knoxville and will feature over 80 free safety and health classes, sessions and demonstrations. In addition to the free classes, a Safety Expo and Safety Demonstrations will take place on September 13th and 14th along with the “Secret City” Fire Officer Conference on September 14th and 15th.
In a study done by the FBI in 2014, it was found that most active shootings end in 2 minutes or less. That’s not enough time for law enforcement to arrive. So when you start hearing gunshots in places you shouldn’t be hearing gunshots, you don’t have much time to think about what you should do.
DO project calmness: move and speak slowly, quietly and confidently.
DO focus your attention on the other person to let him know you are interested in what he has to say.
DO maintain a relaxed yet attentive posture and position yourself at a right angle rather than directly in front of the other person.
An American Red Cross Hospital has issued an apology for a poster about swim safety guidelines for children that shows white children being safe and African-American and Latino children breaking safety rules.
Concern over a five-year, 19-percent increase in pedestrian fatalities has caused the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to put together a Pedestrian Safety Forum that will take place on May 10, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In March, 2011, a magnitude nine earthquake off the east coast of Japan triggered a tsunami that killed almost 20,000 people and led to meltdowns and release of radioactive material at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
People at risk, be it from natural disasters, terrorist attacks or other incidents in daily life, need to be able to take appropriate safety actions based on a proper understanding of the level and nature of the emergency.
Introduction to Crowd Science examines the growing rate of crowd-related accidents and incidents around the world. Using tools, methods, and worked examples gleaned from over 20 years of experience, this text provides an understanding of crowd safety.