Emergency Preparedness and Safety Week

Sept. 24 – 28, 2018


Safety matters. Make it personal.

Make a commitment to be safe before, during and after an emergency by attending Safety and Emergency Preparedness Week from Sept. 24 – 28.
Whether you’re a student, staff or visitor, everyone is responsible for safety and emergency preparedness on campus. Your actions matter for your safety and those of the people around you.
Check out presentations, info booths, games and contests to make safety a daily habit. Take the Be Safety Smart online quiz for your chance to win a 72-hour emergency preparedness kit.


The week’s events

Be Safety Smart online quiz

Monday, Sept. 24 -  Friday, Sept. 28
Take the Be Safety Smart online quiz for your chance to win a 72-hour emergency kit. Attend the week’s events to enhance your knowledge. A winner will be announced on Oct. 5.

Keynote presentation and free pizza lunch

12 p.m. – 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 24
Shaw Theatre, Main Campus

The eight rules of surviving violence
Joe Malhoit

Join former FBI special agent Joe Malhoit to learn practical ways to avoid violence and defend yourself against a targeted attack. The presentation will provide an overview of "situational awareness” and analyze historical trends, indicators and safe tactics to respond to active shooters and other violent aggressors.

About the speaker
Joe Malhoit is a security consultant with over 20 years of experience as a Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) special agent. Joe gave over 230 presentations on how to prepare for active shooters for organizations including post-secondary institutions. Before joining the FBI, he worked as a teacher, pastor and medical rehabilitation provider, where he worked with diverse individuals to enhance public security. He continues to pursue his mission of helping people and organizations respond to emergencies and violent threats.

Sign your commitment to safety

10:45 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, CAT Crossing, Main Campus

Drop by the CAT Crossing at 10:45 a.m. to sign a commitment to safety banner and enjoy free coffee donated by NAITSA.


Safety keynote: A whole new OHS Act and its impact on you

12 p.m. – 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26
X107, Main Campus

Lawyer Christopher Spasoff will present important changes to Alberta’s new Occupational Health and Safety Act. The Act introduces not only more obligations and stakeholders for organizations, but a whole new approach to health and safety that has implications beyond the worksite itself. Attend this presentation to learn what it means for you.

About the speaker
Christopher Spasoff is the founder of F2 Legal Consel, the only law firm in Alberta that exclusively specializes in occupational health and safety regulation. With experience as both an OHS crown prosecutor and defence lawyer, Christopher is often sought out for his practical, easy-to-understand advice and common sense approach to problem solving.


Trade show, games and prizes

10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27
CAT Crossing, Main Campus

Take part in  the games and activities below to win prizes 

  • preparing a 72-hour emergency kit
  • button-making
  • spill, fire and heavy equipment safety demos

Check out exhibitor booths from the following departments and organizations

  • NAIT

    • Protective Services and Emergency Management and Business Continuity
    • Health and Safety Services
    • Health Services and Student Well-Being
    • Emergency Management Diploma program
    • Occupational Health and Safety Diploma program
    • Heavy Equipment Technician program
  • Alberta Health Services
  • Canadian Red Cross
  • City of Edmonton Office of Emergency MAnagement
  • EyeSafe, Alberta Association of Optometrists
  • EWI Works (ergonomic assessment)
  • Levitt Safety


Emergency warden appreciation lunch

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28
North Lobby, Main Campus

This invite-only appreciation lunch honours our emergency wardens, who play a vital role in protecting the safety of staff and students during emergencies. Wardens will receive a commemorative gift, lunch and refreshments as a token of appreciation for their service and dedication.

Safety quiz deadline

4:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28.

Take the Be Safety Smart online quiz for your chance to win a 72-hour emergency kit. Attend the week’s events to enhance your knowledge. A winner will be announced on Oct. 5.