Health and Safety

Please Help EHS by Participating in the Bioterrorism Response Drill This Week

Waiting in line usually isn’t the way to prepare for a life-or-death situation, but this Friday will be an exception. NCI at Frederick will take part in an exercise that tests how quickly it could distribute antibiotics to employees, families, and visitors in response to a simulated bioterrorism anthrax attack in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Employees will be asked to go to Building 426, fill out a two-question form, briefly wait in line, and pick up the “pill bottles.” Participation is voluntary, but the Environment, Health, and Safety Directorate (EHS)—which is supervising the exercise—needs at least 50 people and is asking everyone on the NCI at Frederick campus to participate.

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From Steps to Surveys, OHS Needs You to Join in Workplace Wellness

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Occupational Health Services (OHS) is making strides in creating a comprehensive workplace health program at NCI at Frederick and the Frederick National Laboratory—literally and figuratively. In recent months, the group held two walks, started a weekly walking group, and distributed health-related educational information. Its most recent achievement is establishing the Wellness Committee, a team of 15 employees who represent the many groups at NCI at Frederick and the Frederick National Laboratory.

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Two WHK Interns to Teach Lifesaving Course for Employees

Two WHK Interns

This week, Werner H. Kirsten student interns Emme Tissue and Esteban Garcia are launching a training course that could mean the difference between life and death. The duo will teach a class on halting uncontrolled bleeding in individuals who have experienced traumatic injuries such as gunshot wounds or major lacerations. The course is part of the official Stop the Bleed Program, an international initiative that seeks to reduce the number of deaths from traumatic bleeding by training civilians to provide on-site care to the injured. All NCI at Frederick and Frederick National Laboratory employees are eligible to enroll—no prior training required.

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