Emergency Preparedness and Safety Week

Posted: Sep 28, 2021 8:13 AM   |  Updated: Oct 4, 2021 7:50 AM

Build your resiliency by taking part in Emergency Preparedness and Safety Week from Oct. 4 – 7.

Resiliency is key to being prepared for an emergency. Having the ability to adapt well in the face of adversity is vital for managing and responding to any emergency situation. Whether you’re a student or staff member, everyone is responsible for emergency preparedness and safety on campus.

Take part in virtual sessions to build your resiliency and be better equipped to handle emergency situations. Most sessions this year will be held in Microsoft Teams – no registration is required so join the links at the times and dates in the event descriptions below to participate.

The week’s events

Be Safety Smart online quiz

Monday, Oct. 4 – Thursday, Oct. 7

Take the Be Safety Smart online quiz for your chance to win a 72-hour emergency kit.

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Virtual scavenger hunt

Monday, Oct. 4 – Thursday, Oct. 7

Test your knowledge on safety by identifying hazards in our virtual scavenger hunt.

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Radon – the silent killer

Monday, Oct. 4 and Wednesday, Oct. 6
2 – 2:30 p.m.

Radon is an underestimated and silent killer found in many homes. Join this virtual session to learn more about radon and how you can protect yourself.

Oct. 4 session
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Oct. 6 session
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Virtual yoga session

Monday, Oct. 4
12:15 – 1 p.m.

Join us for a breeze of fitness to help you stay fit and well.

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Ergonomics for working from home or the office

Tuesday, Oct. 5
12 – 12:30 p.m.

Learn tips and suggestions for working from home or the office to help you be safe and comfortable.

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Resilience movement by Well-being

Wednesday, Oct. 6
12 – 1 p.m.

Join NAIT Well-being for this resiliency movement session.

The session will begin with Caren Anderson from Counseling Services breaking down what resilience is, why we need it, and how we can build it. We will also provide you with information about NAIT Well-being programs and services that can help build resiliency including challenges, fitness classes and fitness facilities.

The session will conclude with some Movement, where Sandy Babiuk will lead you through 15 mins of low-impact cardio as well as some stretching.

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Financial preparedness for emergencies

Thursday, Oct. 7
12 – 12:45 p.m.

Join us for a lunch-and-learn session on financial preparedness for emergencies. This session is led by Chris Boehnke, who works for the Alberta Emergency Management Agency and also instructs for NAIT’s Disaster and Emergency Management Program. Learn more about disasters as economic disruptors and trends, insurance, sources of disaster financial assistance and personal finance resiliency.

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