Practice Occupational Health and Safety Procedures
Promote Environmental Protection
By: Gina Archibal
It’s really important to us be safe. For us to keep our family, love ones and ourselves safe, we must know how to do it. Last August 5, 2016, at 1pm, Friday, ICI-Iligan conducted a seminar at ICI Annex 3, HRM Lec1 room. They discussed two topics “Practice Occupational Health and Safety Procedures and Promote Environmental Protection.” The first batch was participated by our regular IT students, VGD students and some Practical Nursing students. They showed interest on health and safety, including the environmental protection awareness.
The first topic was about Practice Occupational Health and Safety Procedures. To begin the discussion they first asked the students. “What is CPR?” The students participated with their own opinions and answers. They said that the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or better known as CPR is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including heart attack or near drowning, in which someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped. They said that before starting CPR check first, “Is the person conscious or not?”. “If the person appears unconscious, tap or shake his or her shoulder and ask loudly, “Are you OK”? “If the person doesn’t respond and two people are available. One should call the 911 or the local emergency number 811 and one should begin the CPR. If you’re alone and have immediate access to a telephone, call 911 before beginning the CPR; unless you think the person has become unresponsive because of suffocation (such as from drowning). In this special case, begin CPR for one minute and then call 911 or the local emergency number 811 here in Iligan City. If an AED (automated external defibrillator) is immediately available deliver one shock as instructed then begin CPR. To make the discussion significant, demo-participation by the student were asked. And they taught everyone that “Remember, the difference between your doing something and doing nothing could be someone’s life.”
The second topic was “Promote Environmental Protection” prepared by our speakers from Bureau of Fire Protection: Mr. FO1 Niño B. Lepon and Mr. Ruel H. Lee. They talked on what we can do in every emergency situation. They discussed what SAFETY means in fire emergencies?
“S” for sound the alarm/ shout,
“A” for advice the department (calling for the emergency hotline number 160/161),
“F” for fight fire by fire extinguisher/water,
“E” for evacuate,
“T” for tell others by shouting that there’s an emergency and
“Y” stands for you to escape for from burn by fires.
They’ve advice us that it’s really important to have knowledge of how to be safe in time of emergency. Fire is the main lesson they tackled because mostly fire is one of the worst emergency other than any car accidents. Emergency rescue procedures says – “In the case of an emergency, quick action and smart thinking is the utmost importance. A rescue plan or procedure must always be included in the full prevention plan and risk assessment and fully trained rescue teams must be available to carry out a rescue quickly so that you do not rely only on emergency services.”
In raising the alarm on discovering a fire, raise the alarm by shouting FIRE! (to alert everyon in the immediate vicinity) and then activate the nearest push-glass fire alarm call-point (small red box, close to major exits). If safe to do so, use an appropriate fire extinguisher to fight the fire, but only if your exit is clear and then leave the building by the nearest exit. Call the Fire & Rescue Service, then report or call the exact location of fire (room number). Follow the instruction of the department and don’t panic to be safe they said. And they discuss also the different kinds of fire extinguisher.
Indeed, the discussion is really useful to us. We’re blessed and thankful for the information they’ve given to us. Then the seminar ended at exactly 5pm and they took their snacks prepared by the school. And everyone’s happy going back to their respective homes with the useful knowledge in emergency situations.