How to respond to emergencies:
- Train staff to respond – first aid/CPR
- Incident/Accident Report Procedures in place
- Clear access to EAP (emergency action plan)
Implement the EAP when…
- societal threats
- harmful plants/animals
- weather danger
- chemical spills
Police/Security coordination can help with emergencies
Staff should play a major role when creating EAPs. Data from accident/incident reports, in addition to inspection forms can also help create these procedures.
What are incident reports?
- Who was involved?
- What happneed? Exact facts only.
- Witness information and contact should be documented
- all information should be passed onto supervisor or risk management
- Accident reports may accompany an incident report
- Accidents are more about injuries. Same basic information would be included.
- This is a choice but parks and rec agencies should consider long term investment of strategy
- Long term there will be savings and agencies will represent what it means to be environmental stewards
- Recyling, composting, etc.
- clean, safe and sustaninable environment
- USDE’s (US Department of Energy) best practices:
- goals into strategic plans
- develop accounting system and management plan
- ensure quantity and quality of staff through outsourcing or training
- document use of strategies, problems, projected issues, maintenance etc
- utilize technology to auto control/assess features
- track actual vs projected improvements
- implement agency efficiency in all workgroups – waste management, recycling
LEED certification is awarded by the US Green Building Council and stands for the LEadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
- is specific to building sustainability
- energy efficiency
- water and natural resources
- generation of less waste
- minimizing impact
Planning is the best way to ensure implementation of environmental and energy efficiencies.