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EPA Region 10 Annual Inspector Workshop - EPA Field Safety
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Introductions/Logistics of Training Site (15 minutes)
     Introduction of Instructors
     Logistics of training site
What do the students want to know about the subject? (15 minutes)
Cooper Awareness Scale (30 minutes)

Totality of circumstances (15 minutes)

Sensory scanning (30 minutes)

Office Safety - (1 hour)
     Office entry and exit
     Clients and Visitors
     Support staff
     Personal Office Space
     Working alone in the office

Referrals - (15 minutes )
     Preparation: What? When? Where? Why?

Assault Statistics (15 minutes)

Field Equipment-Small Group Exercise (15 minutes)
     What is necessary?
     Field Itinerary

Field Contact Goals - (10 minutes)

Field Contact Procedures/Considerations - (20 minutes)
     Approaching the residences/workplaces
     What to do at the doorway
     Precautions during home visits
     Chance Contacts


General Safety tips for dangerous dogs (15 minutes)

Dangerous Place Identification Slides (15 minutes)

Verbal De-escalation (2.5 hours)
     Baseline, Anxiety, Defensive, Aggressive, Dangerous

What does the Law say about protecting yourself? (15 minutes)

When is it ok to leave a situation? Small group (15 minutes)

Personal Safety Philosophy (10 minutes)

Questions (10 min)

Evaluations (10 min )

Audience: Federal, State, Tribal, and local government employees from Region 10 involved in compliance enforcement and inspection activities. For general information contact Diane Ruthruff by telephone at 206-553-5139 or via e-mail at

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