UC Davis will test its WarnMe emergency notification system at noon Wednesday (April 24), sending alerts to all faculty, staff and students on the Davis and Sacramento campuses, and at the Bodega Marina Laboratory and Tahoe Environmental Research Center.
If you do not receive the test message by email and-or text message within a few minutes of noon, please advise the WarnMe administrators by email.
Students and employees receive alerts through their campus email automatically, without registering, and can add up to four other contacts: email addresses and phone numbers (including cellphones). You can make additions on the WarnMe website (click on “Edit my WarnMe information now!”).
WarnMe administrators recommend verifying and-or updating your contact information before the test and at other times during the year; use the same link: “Edit my WarnMe information now!”
Parents, vendors, contractors and others can sign up to receive text notifications for the Davis campus by texting UCDALERTS to 67283.
This week’s test is the second of three WarnMe tests conducted annually; the final test of 2019 is scheduled for October.
Safety Month programs, trainings
Safety Services announced a four-week series of programs for Safety Month in May, with each week having a different theme.
●︎ Week 1: Emergencies
- Emergency management and mission continuity seminar, offered twice, Wednesday and Thursday, May 1 and 2
- Active Shooter Survival Workshop, offered twice, Wednesday and Thursday, May 1 and 2
●︎ Week 2: Well-Being and Ergonomics
- Ergonomics and proper nutrition — how they can improve your well-being and productivity at work, offered twice, Tuesday and Thursday, May 7 and 9.
- Wellness Zone at Thank Goodness for Staff, Wednesday, May 8.
- Ergonomics workshop for departmental representatives who deal with ergonomics concerns, Thursday, May 9.
- Tai chi, described as gentle meditation in motion, Friday, May 10.
●︎ Week 3: Field Safety
- Workshop on how to prepare a field safety plan, Tuesday, May 14
- Heat illness prevention roundtable, Thursday, May 16.
- CPR and EpiPen — Two-part training, Friday, May 17, in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and epinephrine auto-injector use for anyone who may encounter bees, particularly in remote locations (CPR course is in the morning; certification required for the EpiPen training in the afternoon).
●︎ Week 4: Youth Protection
- “Creating a Safe and Secure Youth Program,” in accordance with campus policy, Tuesday, May 21.
- “Electronic Communications and Social Media Safety with Minors,” Wednesday, May 22.
- “Staffing a Safe Youth Program and Managing Youth Behavior,” Thursday, May 23.
Also, you can schedule a one-on-one visit with a representative of UC’s youth protection consultant, Praesidium, to discuss your specific youth program and ways to improve your safeguards to protect minors, May 21 and 22.