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2021 Facilities Management Master Class: Emergency Preparedness for Facilities Professionals

2021 Facilities Management Master Class: Emergency Preparedness for Facilities Professionals

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2021 Facilities Management Master Class: Emergency Preparedness for Facilities Professionals

Thursday, September 30, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern / 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Pacific

Severe weather, power outages, fires, or other workplace emergencies can occur anywhere and at any time. An emergency in the workplace is any situation that threatens the lives of workers, customers, or the public. The emergency can disrupt or shut down operations, cause physical or environmental damage, and can be either natural or man-made.

You'll also learn:

  • Various examples of emergency situations that can occur within a facility,
  • Planning objectives to help you prepare in case these situations occur,
  • First steps for assessing an emergency,
  • What to include/exclude in communications to the workforce,
  • How to identify reasons for execution failures,
  • Helpful technologies to assist plan execution, and
  • How to reimagine your plan consistently and constantly.


When it comes to workplace emergencies, you might ask yourself, how can I possibly prepare my entire facility for all the potential disasters that could arise? Planning for all potential emergencies will help both you and your employees be ready for unexpected situations.

One common pitfall facility managers face is the failure to communicate preparedness plans and programs to the people that are inhabiting the facility. Knowing how to relay critical information to personnel during an emergency is vitally important and practicing your preparedness plans will help ensure that managers and employees know exactly what to do during an emergency.

In this brand-new Master Class, facility expert E.W. Dovel will walk you through the preparation process by helping you understand what an "emergency" truly is, how to communicate your preparedness plans to facility inhabitants, along with how to put a preparedness plan into place and how to execute this plan, should an unfortunate event occur at your workplace.

2021 Facilities Management Master Class: Emergency Preparedness for Facilities Professionals

Agenda

12:00 p.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Presenter Introduction(s)

12:05 p.m.  1:05 p.m.
Defining an "Emergency"

Webster’s defines emergency as an “unforeseen combination or resulting state that calls for immediate action.” But note, this does not mean crisis! Crisis means “a difficult or dangerous situation that needs serious attention.” When it comes to an "emergency" in your facility, you must know how to tell the difference between an urgent situation and an actual disaster. Sometimes these issues are easier to spot, like a fire or flood. Others aren't as easy, like carbon monoxide poisoning and other odorless gasses leaking into your facility. Even if there are less urgent situations you must address, how you respond makes all the difference. This session will help you define an emergency within the structure of your facility or campus.

Here, you'll learn:

  • Various examples of emergency situations that can occur within a facility,
  • Planning objectives to help you prepare in case these situations occur, and
  • First steps for assessing an emergency.


1:05 p.m.  1:15 p.m.
BREAK

1:15 p.m.  2:15 p.m.
Communication Strategies

Emergency plans are not designed to be kept secret. However, there are some things that should not be shared in the normal course of communicating the plan. One example would be egress capabilities. This session will explore communication avenues and examples of included items.

Here, you'll learn:

  • How show and tell are both part of communication,
  • What to include/exclude in communication, and
  • How to reach all of your occupants.


2:15 p.m.  2:30 p.m.
BREAK

2:30 p.m.  3:30 p.m.
Planning & Execution

Many plans fail in the first minutes of an emergency because they are created by imperfect human beings and there are too many unknowns for even the most skilled planner to foresee. Plans are much better when they are flexible and encompass what you know. Technology is the key in many cases.

At the end of this segment, you'll be able to:

  • Identify reasons for execution failures,
  • Define some helpful technologies to assist plan execution,
  • Discuss "recovery" as the next to last step, and
  • Reimagine your plan consistently and constantly.


3:30 p.m.  4:00 p.m.
Live Q&A

Have lingering questions about points raised during the this intensive workshop, or want to revisit a fundamental concept or two from earlier in the day? Take advantage of this opportunity to get clarification from our expert before you wrap up for the day.

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Your Faculty

E. W. DovelE. W. Dovel, Divisional; Vice President, Public Sector Sales
Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
Government-Field Sales

E. W. Dovel is Vice President of the Public Sector for Orion Energy Systems, Inc. He is a facility efficiency expert with focus on lighting and lighting systems with over 20 years of experience. Dovel handles all facets of facility projects from project development to execution. His extensive client base includes DoD, USDA, DHS, VA, and many others including MUSH.

Dovel has a Bachelor of Science from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia, and earned his Certified Energy Manager (CEM) certification in 2009. He is also a Building Operator’s Certification Instructor 1003 and 1006 as certified by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council in 15 states.

Dovel volunteers on several governmental committees focusing on energy efficiency and speaks at conferences like DOE’s Energy Exchange, National Facilities, Maintenance and Technology Conference, World Energy Engineering Conference, APPA, and many others. He has executed over $150M in energy efficiency projects and his clients save in excess of $50M annually.

2021 Facilities Management Virtual Master Class: Rethinking Facilities Post-Pandemic - On-Demand

Credit Information

SAFETY CREDIT INFORMATION: This webinar qualifies for 0.1 Recertification Points for CSPs, CHSTs, OHSTs, 1 CMP credit for CHMMs, and eligible for CM credits for CIHs who attend. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or Continuing Education Credits/Units (CECs/CEUs) may also be available for environmental managers participating in this webinar (please note that webinar participants are responsible for exploring their state requirements to have their educational credits approved for credit).