Employee Awareness. Suspicious Packages, Bomb Threats, & Hazardous Spills. The Saint Barnabas Health Care System Office of Disaster Preparedness in Cooperation with the Saint Barnabas Security & Safety Management Services.
Suspicious Packages, Bomb Threats, &Hazardous Spills
The Saint Barnabas Health Care System
Office of Disaster Preparedness in Cooperation with the Saint Barnabas Security & Safety Management Services
The policy of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System is to provide a safe and secure environment for all of its employees, patients, and visitors.
This presentation is designed to provide a basic understanding of your role, as an employee of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System, if you happen to locate a suspicious package, receive a bomb threat, or discover a hazardous spill.
Bomb Threats fall into two categories:
**If a Bomb Threat is made a Code Yellow alert will be issued.
**All two-way radio transmission is forbidden, as this may activate bomb-timing mechanism.
Keep Calm! Do not get excited or excite others.
DO NOT put caller on hold or transfer to another line.
Did you notice the return number on the caller ID? ____________________________
Note Time Received____________________ and Terminated ___________________
Put down the exact words of the caller ______________________________________
Delay-Ask caller to repeat. Then ask these questions:
When is it set to explode? _________________ Where is it located? ______________
What floor? __________________________ What area? _______________________
What type of bomb? __________________ Description? _______________________
Why are you placing this bomb in the hospital? _______________________________
Description of voice:
Male ________ Female ________ Nervous _______ Young ______ Old_________
Middle Aged _______ Rough _________ Refined _________ Accent ____________
Any speech impediment? _______________________________________________
Did the person use any unusual phrases?___________________________________
Did you recognize the voice? ____________________________________________
If so, who do you think it is? _____________________________________________
Were there any background noises? ____________________________________________
Music type? _______ Running motor type? ________ Bells? _______ Horns? _____
Aircraft? _______ Trains? _______ Machinery? _______ Any other clues? _______
Did the caller indicate in any way that he knew our hospital? ___________________
Note his words. _______________________________________________________
What makes it a suspicious package?
What makes it a suspicious package?
Call ***111 and remain in the area to await assistance.
Report the incident by dialing the emergency operator at ***111 and wait for instructions.
Hazardous spills fall into two categories:
“Incidental” Release: The facility is capable of cleaning the spill itself.
“Uncontrollable” Release: The facility is not capable of cleaning the spill and will need to call an outside source to clean the spill.
In the event of a hazardous waste spill, the employee should contact the operator at ***111 to report the spill.
The reporting employee should act as traffic control keeping patients, visitors, and staff at a safe distance until Security arrives on the scene to act as traffic control.
** If the spill is recognized as a hazardous chemical spill a Code Orange alert will be issued.
Each employee within the Saint Barnabas Health Care System has a duty to ensure the safety of all patients, visitors, and employees.
Safety is not just a management responsibility, it’s EVERYONES responsibility! Get involved and learn how you can help ensure the well-being of our patients, visitors, and employees.
Please contact your facility Safety Director or the Office of Disaster Preparedness to see how you can make a difference.