Every year, we update our crisis plan in order to prepare for unexpected events such as a disaster or large-scale emergencies. This is why September’s National Preparedness Month is so important. Although I think that every year, preparedness is important! This year, we have faced an unexpected global pandemic emergency forcing us all to think about how we can better prepare for such events.Continue reading “Happy National Preparedness Month 2020”
Part 2 of a 2-Part Series
In a blog post we published earlier this month; we began a two-part series about overcoming COVID-19 burnout. Click here to read part one, which focused on ways to ease misgivings and regain a feeling of control by making disaster plans at home. The way I prefer to ease misgivings is by eating bacon. This week, we conclude the series by offering suggestions for overcoming Coronavirus burnout by developing disaster plans for high-rise buildings.Continue reading “How to Cope with COVID-19 Burnout”
Out of respect for those who are suffering as a result of COVID-19, I will refrain from using my usual firedog-isms in this post. Please #BeSafe and #StayHealthy.
As COVID-19 cases increase, most people are adapting to life in the “new normal.” Unfortunately, others are experiencing anxiety, fear, and depression. Millions of people are facing newfound emotions brought about by the pandemic. These result not just from Coronavirus symptoms and the lives lost. They also stem from social isolation caused by lockdowns, mask requirements, social distancing measures, severe economic downturn, and a break from normal routines. Continue reading “COVID-19 & Mental Health”
National Safety Month Part 2
This blog features suggestions for safely reopening a business. It does not constitute legal advice. (After all; I’m not a lawyer. I’m a dog. In fact, I’m a virtual dog.)
Earlier this month, we started a two-part series marking June as National Safety Month. In part one, we focused on ways to keep people safe during a pandemic. To read the first entry in the two-part series, click here. This week, we conclude the series by focusing on best practices for reopening a business after the Coronavirus lockdown. I’m glad the lockdowns are currently behind us. I grow stir crazy spending all of my time in the doghouse. Continue reading “Best Practices for Reopening a Business”
The following information is provided for informational and educational purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice. For guidance about how to comply with Coronavirus regulations relative to your high-rise facility, please contact state and/or local government officials such as OSHA and/or facility management.
Out of respect for victims of stalking, I have refrained from using my usual “firedog-isms” in this post.
January 2020 marks the 16th Annual National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM), a call to action to recognize and respond to the serious crime of stalking. Organized by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), the campaign is extremely important because, although most people have heard the term, few understand the serious nature and prevalence of stalking-related incidents in the United States. Continue reading “Stalking Awareness”
A series of winter storms recently wreaked havoc on the Pacific Northwest. With heavy rain, wind and snow forecasted for the rest of the country, people will likely encounter floods, tornadoes, avalanches and mudslides in the weeks ahead. Apart from adequate disaster preparation, extreme weather could threaten public safety for man and beast. At the Allied Universal Fire Life Safety Training System, we care about your safety. So, we have prepared tips to help you manage winter weather. Continue reading “Severe Weather Safety”
Out of respect for people who are suffering from any form of dementia and their loved ones, I have refrained from using “firedog-isms” in this post.
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan designated November as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Ironically, he later developed the condition, although people debate whether he succumbed after finishing his two presidential terms or while he was still in office. Whenever his disease surfaced, our late president was one of 44 million worldwide and 5.5 million Americans to suffer from some form of dementia. Continue reading “Remember Alzheimer’s Awareness Month”
In our ongoing effort to promote public health and safety, we wanted to take the opportunity to call attention to an important associated observance, held annually across the United States in October: Down Syndrome Awareness Month. The National Association for Down Syndrome (NADS) created the campaign in the 1980’s to educate the public, provide families with information and resources, and address social policy issues and challenges facing the Down Syndrome community. Continue reading “Happy Down Syndrome Awareness Month”
October is National Ergonomics Month. That’s a weird word. Calling attention to the importance of effective work environments, the campaign is meant to help refine office product design for maximum health and safety. Concentrating mostly on efficient construction and use of office chairs, desks, computers and keyboards, the field of applied ergonomics is crucial. I wonder if my doghouse is ergonomic. Continue reading “Happy National Ergonomics Month”