On April 18, 2008, a magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck near Mt. Carmel, Illinois. This earthquake was felt in 18 states by over 40,000 people, according to the USGS. Since January of 2008, there have been more than 500 earthquakes in the central United States, some of which were also felt over a wide area. Recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile serve as reminders of just how devastating large earthquakes can be. When and where the next one will occur, we can’t say, but there is more we can do to be prepared.
Hospitals have unique structural and non-structural components, including special design, equipment and unique infrastructure systems. Even during smaller sized earthquakes, non-structural components of hospitals can cause injury and/or varying amounts of damage and loss of use. Furthermore, hospitals must remain operational during and after an earthquake. By using sound, cost effective mitigation techniques, operations can be maintained, and losses can be reduced, and most importantly, lives can be saved.
The Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium and the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management and our sponsoring partners are pleased to invite you to a one day workshop on the basic principles of earthquake mitigation for hospitals and medical facilities. The workshop will include topics and speakers on:
Earthquake Hazard Overview
Earthquake Program Overview
Non-Structural Elements & Hazards
Non-Structural Mitigation for Hospitals
This training is being jointly sponsored by the following organizations: The Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium, Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, Kentucky Hospital Association, the Federal, Emergency Management Agency, and the Trover Health System.
The workshop has reached seating capacity and is now closed. However, if you are on the Kentucky "Ken-Nect" network, you may participate in a workshop virtual telecast by following the instructions listed here. Support for the virtual telecast is limited to your agency technical support personnel and is offered as a service by the State of Kentucky to their employees. To sign up for the virtual telecast on Ken-Nect, Click here to register online (opens a new window)
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There is no charge for this workshop, however participation is limited on a first come, first serve basis. Course materials are being provided under a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency
Date, Time, & Location
February 2, 2011
8:30a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Trover Clinic Tower
Loman Room, 8th Floor
200 Clinic Drive
Madisonville, Kentucky 42431
Phone: (800) 998-5100
This workshop will be held at the Trover Health Campus in Madisonville, Kentucky. For google map directions to the campus, click here.
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