Workplace Emergencies and Natural Disasters: Hurricanes

Workplace Emergencies and Natural Disasters: Hurricanes 

Hurricanes are colossal storms that can cause catastrophic damage to coastal areas, and sometimes extend far inland. Unlike other weather disasters, there is usually time to prepare for a hurricane. Advance preparation, attention to official updates, and being careful after the storm are all important when keeping yourself and others safe during hurricane season.


Hours: 0.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (4 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission


Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed Home Health (LHH) Licensed and Certified Home Health (L&CHH) Personal Assistance Services (PAS) Hospice. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)


Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals


This program is approved for 0.50 hours by the Dietary Managers Association. Approval code 163060.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-NDH
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Take appropriate protective actions to prepare your workplace and gather supplies when a Hurricane Watch or Hurricane Warning is issued.
Choose the safest place to shelter during a hurricane.
Avoid hazards found in the aftermath of a hurricane.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Hurricanes 101 A. The Basics Section 3: Hurricane Preparedness B. Before the Storm C. Emergency Kit D. Go Bag E. Know Your Zone F. Hurricane Watches and Warnings G. During the Storm H. After the Storm Section 4: Hurricane Gonzalo A. Monday morning, August 22, 9 AM B. Tuesday morning, August 23, 10:23 AM C. Wednesday afternoon, August 24 D. Thursday evening, August 25. E. Friday afternoon, August 26. F. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. A Final Note B. Summary C. Congratulations! D. Course Contributor E. References F. Resources

Instructor: John Burnap
John Burnap is a multi-disciplinary emergency preparedness and response professional with over 25 years of experience with local, state-wide, and federal level emergencies and disasters. His work in emergency response started at age 18 as an Emergency Medical Technician in California, and includes expertise as a firefighter, American Red Cross disaster response specialist, FEMA evacuation planner, hospital emergency preparedness manager, and electric utility emergency planner. In his current role he serves as Emergency Preparedness Specialist and Logistics Branch Director for one of the largest electric utility companies in New England, while consulting privately on emergency preparedness training and exercises. Disclosure: John Burnap has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level General Staff; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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