Everbridge is Touro's Emergency Notification System
Touro University California has partnered with Everbridge, an Emergency Notification System (ENS) to provide timely alerts and information regarding incidents, events or Emergencies. Touro Staff, Faculty and Students should register when they first arrive at the Campus to ensure they will be included when Emergency Alerts are sent using the ENS.
Each Employee or Student must determine the best way to be reached. If a person always has their cell phone with them, then the first method of contact would be text or a phone call.
Everyone should pick a few alternate methods the ENS can contact them. A typical method list would be:
- Text to cell phone
- Work or school email
- Voice message to desk phone or personal phone
All persons entered into the Everbridge ENS system should update their information periodically to ensure they have the best method of contact selected and confirm that the numbers entered have not changed and are entered correctly.
When an Alert or Notification is sent out, all persons receiving the notification MUST respond accordingly. When texts are received the responder must text back “YES”. When a voicemail is received the responder must press 1 on the number pad. When an email is received, the responder must click on the reply link provided at the top of the email.
The Everbridge notification system will be tested periodically and replies to these tests are critical in determining if you will be able to receive notifications during a real emergency or incident.
Touro Safety Net
Slips trips and falls, the most common type of office injury, sidelined 25,790 workers in 2008, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics. The National Safety Council says employees are 2.5 times more likely to suffer a disabling fall in an office setting than anywhere else. Several hazards contribute to these injuries, although most can be significantly reduced, often by raising awareness among employees.
- Stay Clutter Free- Boxes, files and various items piled in walkways can create a tripping hazard, according to OSHA. Be certain that all materials are safely stored in their proper location to prevent buildup of clutter in the walkways. Further, in addition to posing an electrical hazard, stretching cords across walkways or under rugs creates a tripping hazard, so ensure all cords are properly secured and covered.
- Step-on- up – Standing on chairs, particularly rolling office chairs, is a significant fall hazard. Workers who need to reach something at an elevated height should use a stepladder. The Chicago-based American Ladder Institute cautions stepladders must be fully opened and placed on level, firm ground. Workers should never climb higher than the step indicated as the highest safe standing level.
- Get a Grip- Carpeting and other skid resistant surfaces can serve to reduce falls. Marble or tile can become very slippery-particularly when wet. Placing carpets down can be especially helpful at entrance ways, where workers are likely to be coming in with shoes wet from rain and snow.
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