In August, UNC Hospitals held a mass casualty exercise to evaluate the organization’s preparedness for the unthinkable - an active shooter event on the premises.
The University will TEST the emergency sirens and text messages on Tuesday, Feb. 12, between noon and 1 p.m. The University tests the sirens each semester to make sure the equipment works.
Summer is the peak season for lightning - one of the nation's deadliest weather phenomena. In the United States, an average of 54 people are reported killed each year by lightning. To date, there have been four deaths in 2012. Please take a moment this week to review your personal and work emergency preparedness plans.
Next week is National Hurricane Preparedness Week. Please take a moment to review your emergency preparedness information for yourself, your department, and UNC Health Care.
Over the past several months, Storm Shelter signs have been posted throughout UNC Hospitals' lobbies. These signs are designed to assist patients and visitors during extreme weather conditions, especially in areas where staff are not always present to assist.
On March 26, 27 and 28, at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day, the University’s Department of Environment, Health and Safety will conduct drills in response to a mock emergency on the ninth floor of Burnett-Womack.
March 4-10 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina Please use this time to discuss your Emergency Preparedness plan in case of severe weather with your family, colleagues and manager. The annual statewide Tornado Drill is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, at 9:30 a.m.
The University will conduct a TEST of its emergency sirens and text messages on Tuesday, Feb. 28, between noon - 1 p.m. Our colleagues at Meadowmont and Hedrick should be aware that this will be the first test of a new siren at the Friday Center. No action is needed during the test.
Oct. 9 - 15 is National Fire Prevention Week. Fires, whether caused by people or nature, can have devastating effects. Hundreds of thousands of fires happen in and around American homes every year, killing or injuring thousands of people and causing untold damage to families and communities.
On Monday, Oct. 3, UNC Hospitals will launch a new medical response team, Code Medic. This team will respond and provide assistance to people requiring non-emergency medical assistance in non-patient care areas.
UNC Health Care will launch a new medical response team in the coming weeks – “Code Medic.”
While many were tracking Hurricane Irene and her impending landfall, or preparing to hunker down amidst the bad weather, a group of UNC Health Care employees were preparing to head east.
Please read the following message sent to UNC students, faculty and staff by Jeff McCracken, Director of Public Safety, about changes to the University's Alert Carolina Emergency Notification Plan.
Major earthquakes are extremely rare in North Carolina. However, in response to the magnitude 5.9 earthquake Aug. 23 in Virginia, please read through the following earthquake safety tips so that you know what to do during an earthquake.
As Hurricane Irene, now a category 2 hurricane, moves closer to the east coast of the U.S., please use this time to review your department and family emergency plans.
August and September have historically marked the peak of Hurricane Season. Please use this time to review your department and family emergency plans.
Often during Joint Commission surveys, the surveyor will question staff about the location of MSDSs and how employees access them. It is important for staff to be able to respond correctly.
During the upcoming Joint Commission survey, you may be questioned about eyewash activations and inspections.
This week is National Police Week, while next week is Hurricane Preparedness Week. In addition to thanking a member of Hospital Police, please take a moment to review your preparedness plans to ensure that you know what to do, and who to contact, in case of an emergency or bad weather.
The University will test its emergency sirens between noon - 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 31, as part of Alert Carolina, a campus-wide safety awareness campaign.