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Info Sheets
   Mechanical breakdown and electrical damage losses (such as loss from electrical arcing) can be suffered by almost any type of organization, regardless of the type of equipment used. Mechanical breakdowns and electrical damage losses are relatively commonplace occurrences that are not covered under standard commercial property policies. 
 Fire Drill Fact Sheet How to Conduct a Fire Drill
If you have never conducted a fire drill start slow. Don’t expect everything to go perfectly the first time.
The more you plan ahead of time, the better things will go. 
  A small fire can grow into a deadly one very quickly. This short info sheet gives some quick tips on how to prevent fires, how to be prepared for a fire, what to do during a fire as well as after a fire.

EN ESPAÑOL

  Water losses can be reduced by establishing good preventive maintenance programs that care for buildings and equipment, inspect for potential problems, and repair leaks, deterioration or damaged areas before they become major issues. Here are some tips on how to prevent water damage from these causes. EN ESPAÑOL

   Crime is the most frequent category of incurred property losses for Adventist Risk Management’s clients. This includes losses caused by robbery, theft, burglary and vandalism. To help you protect your church, school or institution’s property, ARM has provided this information sheet with simple actions that can help prevent these losses. EN ESPAÑOL
   This is a new era. Technology and the Internet have impacted the operations of today’s business world. With these changes, cyber exposure has grown exponentially. In order to protect your institution’s IT systems and clients’ personal data, ARM has prepared this information sheet on some of the cyber risks you may be exposed to, and the solutions we can offer to minimize these risks. EN ESPAÑOL
   Lighting strikes are electrical discharges on a massive scale between the atmosphere and an earth-bound object. They mostly originate in thunderclouds and terminate on the ground, called cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning. They are a beautiful natural phenomenon to watch, but deadly to be near by. EN ESPAÑOL

 

   Active Shooter - How to Respond - U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityWashington, DC 20528
   Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Houses of Worship - U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityWashington, DC 20528
   Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Institutions of Higher Education - U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students, Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Institutions of Higher Education, Washington, DC, 2013. 
   Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans - U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students, Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans, Washington, DC, 2013. 

A small fire can grow into a deadly one very quickly. This short info sheet gives some quick tips on how to prevent fires, how to be prepared for a fire, what to do during a fire as well as after a fire.
 







White Papers
  Campus Safety and Crisis Planning

Most schools have established fire emergency plans and practice fire evacuation drills on a

regular basis. Generally, a school’s location has also strongly influenced emergency planning

needed in the event of a crisis brought on by natural elements, like earthquakes, tornadoes,

hurricanes and floods. But, is your school really prepared for the myriad of disasters it might be

exposed to?

  Church Shooter

Churches are notorious for minimal security. And while acts of violence at church are rare,

recent shootings at churches and schools beg the question: What can leaders do to protect their

people? Based on experience in the pulpit and on the police force, here are four steps you can

take to reduce risk—and possibly save lives—at your church.

  Special Events

Large events, like camp meetings, convocations and camporees, to name a few, require

additional preplanning and scrutiny to ensure that all potential risk exposures are identified and

risk management and/or safety measures are put in place to prevent injuries or other losses at

those events. Knowing in advance what events take place on a regular basis or will occur

infrequently at some time in the future, provides time for the Conference to develop action plans

for special events that can be pulled from the shelf when needed, and modified as necessary for

an upcoming event, regardless of leadership changes.

  Travel Safety, There and Back Again

Every day, Seventh-day Adventist volunteer missionaries, relief workers, students, church

employees and their families prepare to travel to various locations around the world. Upon

arrival they are engaged in a wide variety of work—missionary projects, relief efforts, attending

meetings, etc. Getting there safely, and staying safe in unfamiliar locales, requires good

preparation and maintaining a constant awareness of one’s surroundings.

  Water Activities

While many family outings may be run loosely, church sponsored activities must have a variety

of controls in place to protect its members and church assets, as well. To avoid tragedy, water

activities require careful preparation and planning, good supervision, the implementation of

safety precautions and the use of any applicable safety equipment.

 
 

Child Protection Resources for

Seventh-day Adventist Churches in North America

Thank you for your interest in protection children from the harm of abuse and adults from the potential for false allegations.  These resources will help acquaint you with a series of Child Protection Resources that you can implement at the local church and school level.  It also includes information on the Shield the Vulnerable – “PREPARED” Background Screening and Training program that is being implemented across the North American Division in 2012.


END IT NOW: Understanding Child Abuse in the Adventist Church from Loma Linda University Health on Vimeo.



Visit the Shield the Vulnerable website.

Implementation Resources

Reference Resources

   2010 Church Manual Statements
   NAD FB-20 Child Protection & Volunteer Screening Policies for Children/Youth Ministries
   Preventing Child Sexual Abuse (CDC Guide)
   Sex Offenders - Keeping Children, Schools and Churches Safe
   Sex Offenders - in Church
   Signs of Child Abuse - US Health & Human Resources
 Child Welfare Information Gateway, available online at www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/factsheets/signs.cfm 

 

  Cyber Bullying - by Susan M. Taylor J.D.
The Journal of Adventist Education (December 2010/January 2011) jae.adventist.org
Used with permission.
   The "Art" of Bullying - by Larry Blackmer
Adventist World April 2011
   "Making a Difference" - by Arthur F. Blinci
The Journal of Adventist Education (April/May 2013 75:4) jae.adventist.org
Used with permission.


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