Workplace Emergencies and Natural Disasters: Tornadoes

Workplace Emergencies and Natural Disasters: Tornadoes 

Tornadoes are some of the earth’s most violent and terrifying storms. They arrive quickly and often with very little, if any warning. You must be prepared to take action immediately if a Tornado Watch or Tornado Warning is issued. This course presents basic information about tornadoes, and what to do if one is in your area and after it is over. The object of this course is to provide a foundation for staying safe and effectively carrying out your employer’s emergency action plan.


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 163061.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-NDT
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Take the appropriate protective actions when a Tornado Watch or Tornado Warning is issued.
Choose the safest place to shelter during a tornado.
Avoid hazards found in the aftermath of a tornado.

Section 1: Introduction A. About this Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Tornadoes 101 A. Thirteen Minutes B. The Basics C. Know the Signs D. Summary Section 3: Tornado Preparedness A. Before the Storm B. Know Your Plan C. Tornado Watches and Warnings D. Review E. Know Where to Go F. During a Tornado G. Summary Section 4: Think Fast! A. Monday 12:23 PM - Tornado Warning! B. 12:38 PM C. 12:43 p.m. D. The End E. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations! C. Course Contributor D. References

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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