New England Homeland Security Conference for Businesses and Cities
KEENE, N.H. 4/11/03 - With the U.S. at war with Iraq, homeland security is becoming imperative for New England businesses and municipalities looking to protect their employees and residents.
The New England Homeland Security Conference will provide up-to-date guidance from experts in the field of emergency management, homeland security, and employee protection. This one-day conference on Tuesday, April 29, at the Center of New Hampshire Holiday Inn in Manchester will include 12 panel discussions on topics such as bioterrorism, surveillance, and monitoring; community emergency response teams; the role of businesses and employees in homeland security; and emergency planning considerations for school officials, public safety personnel, and health care facilities.
The conference is sponsored by the OSHA Training Institute Education Center for New England at Keene State College and the U.S. Department of Labor- Occupational Safety and Health Administration to help businesses, industries, and communities optimize their role in homeland security. The conference will emphasize action steps that may be taken during the first minutes of an emergency, which often determine the ultimate impact the emergency has on those affected.
A session on counterterrorism and weapons of mass destruction will be led by members of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Squad and the Massachusetts National Guard Weapons for Mass Destruction Civil Support Team.
Ray Carolan, director of the Transportation Security Administration, will present an overview of initiatives to ensure air security and other critical transportation systems.
Two people involved in the aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center (WTC) will be guest speakers at the conference. Jeff Meaney, head of global corporation security at Morgan Stanley, will relate how his company’s emergency action plan enabled all but 13 of 3,800 employees to escape the WTC on Sept. 11. David Ippolito, director of Science and Technology Assessment, played a key role in establishing worker safety and health protocols during recovery operations at the WTC. He will provide an overview of OSHA’s role in homeland security.
The conference cost of $55 per person includes all sessions, lunch, break refreshments, and continuing education units. Nursing continuing education units are in process of approval. The conference is a must for every citizen, employer, and public official interested in having up-to-date knowledge of homeland security initiatives, emergency management, and worker protection. People who should attend include:
Business and industry employer representatives
Small business owners
Hospital and health care administrators
School administrators and safety personnel
Union health and safety representatives
Fire/EMS personnel and law enforcement personnel
Federal, state, city, and local officials
Health and safety organizations
Insurance hazard assessment experts
Experts in worker training in risk communication
Experts in threat assessment and risk assessment
For more information or to receive a conference brochure, call 1-800-449-6742 or visit www.keene.edu/conted/homeland to download conference information and registration form.