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Course credits: 2.0
Course contact hours: 20
Seats available: 15
Instructor(s): Dr. Gail Chanpong

Class description

This course will familiarize personnel serving as Safety Officers, Assistant Safety Officers, and in other safety-relevant Incident Command System (ICS) roles with physical and psychosocial hazards and stressors that may impact the health and safety of workers and responders at a disaster site. Students will apply their knowledge of safety and incident command in a disaster scenario, and will employ ICS methodology to review and/or develop safety and medical plans, safety messages and a safety analysis of an Incident Action Plans using relevant ICS forms (Form 206 Safety Medical Plans, Form 208 Safety Message, a site safety plan, and Form 215A Incident Action Plan Safety Analysis, respectively).

Students will have an opportunity to practice providing input on additional incident planning considerations and related ICS forms developed for the scenario, as would be required in an actual ICS-managed incident. Knowledge and skills developed in this course are intended to augment those acquired from prerequisite and FEMA training, such as FEMA’s E/L 954 NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Safety Officer, in order to provide those serving in ICS roles with necessary tools to ensure the safety of workers participating in all phases of an incident response.

Prerequisites: 
Students will need to complete three FEMA Emergency Management Institute courses prior to attending the Emergency Safety Officer Course.  
The three courses can be taken online through 
https://training.fema.gov/is/crslist.aspx

  • IS-100.c
  • IS-200.c
  • IS-700.b

Request your FEMA transcripts here, and send them to:

Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center 
4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 100 
Seattle, WA 98105 
Email: ce@uw.edu 
Fax: (206) 685-3872

SCHEDULE:

March 5-7, 2024 
8:30 am to 4:00 pm Pacific Time | Tuesday–Thursday

ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE FORMAT 
Connectivity requirements to attend the class: 
  (1) a high speed internet connection 
  (2) a desktop or laptop computer from which to work, i.e. a cellphone connection is insufficient 
  (3) an active webcam or onboard camera 
  (4) an active audio connection via either a computer microphone or separate telephone connection