Employee Safety: Your Life Matters

What: Facility Safety Training
Who: Employees of Solid Waste Services
When: May 3, 2017 | 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Where: Solid Waste Services Facility

Topic Contents Facilitator Time
Introduction  Refreshments Merica Green (Instructor Led) 9:00 am – 9:15 am
 Welcome
 Training Expectations
 House Keeping Rules
 Introduction of Facilitators
 Introduction of Group Members
(Icebreaker – between table members)
Why Facility Safety?  Emergency Action Plan Merica Green (Instructor Led) 9:15 am – 10:00 am
o Fire Safety
o Overview of Active Shooter
o Overview of Natural Disasters
15-minute Break
Active Shooter  The Threat Officer Christopher Kopp 10:15 am – 10:45 am
 Responses to Active Shooter Events (Instructor Led)
 Actual Active Shooter Events
Case Studies Each group will be given a case Table Groups 10:45 am – 11:00 am
study/scenario to analyze and share responses
Q&A  Question and Answer Merica Green and Officer Kopp 11:00 am – 11:15 am
Quiz 11:15 am – 11:30 am

Natural Disaster  Natural Disasters Common to the Merica Green (web-based) 1 hr
Geographic Area
o How to respond
Mock drills will follow on a sporadic and unannounced basis
How will the Plan be Communicated: Building Interest and Commitment:
 Employees receive their paychecks every  Because of the sensitive nature of this topic and
Friday morning from the Human Resources because there will be real examples utilized in the
Division. In the month leading up to the training training, employees will be strongly encouraged to
we will have handouts, flyers, and leaflets attend the training, but it will not be made mandatory.
inserted in the employee’s paycheck  Employees will be made aware that this training will
advertising the upcoming training. count as credit toward their training plan for the year.
 Supervisors will emphasize the importance of
Participant Selections:
the training and remind employees of the
implementation date in their tailgate meetings  The training will be made available to all Solid Waste
 In preparation for this training there will be a Services employees. The training team will not select
need for access to the department’s digital participants rather; employees will sign themselves up
announcement screen. for the training.
o We will loop commercials and have the
Director to speak on the importance of
facility safety and run these
communications on the digital
announcement screen for the month
leading up to the training.
Formative Assessment:
1. To provide the best product to the Solid Waste Services department, prior to
implementation, the design team will critique the training for weaknesses and opportunities
for improvement to the training.
a. Critique will also be done during and after the training so that revisions can be made
for future implementation.

 Is the training relevant?
o Yes, the training speaks to safety concerns that are prevalent in the geographic area
as well as across the nation. This training provides pointers on how to survive and
how to help others survive in life-threatening situations.
 Are the activities effective?
o The activities are scenarios that require learners to respond to a potential threat
utilizing the training they will have just undergone. The effectiveness of these
scenarios appears to be high during the development phase. This will be further
vetted during implementation.
 What is the big picture? Has that been captured in this training?
o The big picture is that there are potential threat to the facility for which employees
should be prepared to respond if need be. The threats being addressed are: natural
disasters, fires, and active shooter events. We have prepared for years (and all our
lives) for natural disasters and fires through drills as young as elementary school.
However, there have not been any drills facilitated at Solid Waste Services that
address active shooter events. This training sees the big picture that these events are
not so far off as we’d like to believe; sadly, they are at our back door. We want to
ensure employees working at this facility are trained to know their options to
 Does this have the potential to grow?
Absolutely, Solid Waste Services is only one department with the organization. The potential for
growth is very wide. As revisions are made to this training there will also be opportunities for
refresher trainings for departments that have already completed the training.