State of Tennessee Real Estate Asset Management Safety Plan
It is the policy of the division of State of Tennessee Real Estate Asset Management to maintain facilities for tenants, visitors, and contractors that will not adversely affect their health and safety, nor subject them to avoidable risks of accidental injury. In addition, the goal of the management team is to safeguard the health and safety of the division of State of Tennessee Real Estate Asset Management employees. It is recognized that all workers have a fundamental right to a workplace that neither impairs their health or safety.
GS Emergency Workforce Management Plan
The enclosed GS Emergency Workforce Management Plan has been designed to provide direction during an emergency situation. The plan does not cover every conceivable situation but does provide basic procedural guidelines necessary to deal with most emergencies. Emergency response operations will be conducted within the framework of these guidelines. Unique building-by-building emergency plans may be developed and implemented as required.
Don L. Johnson, Director
“ I give accolades to all the STREAM managed complexes tenants that exemplified safe practices and procedures ensuring safe evacuation during emergency drills. I applaud the well structured safety committees of each complex that incorporate safety training and provide pre-planning emergency strategies to ensure safe building departure to a pre-designated safe area.”
Don L. Johnson, Director
Please select the link below to see our emergency drill highlights.
Pictorial of Emergency Drill Highlights - The pictographic illustration represents a lot of work by dedicated people doing work behind the scenes that otherwise would go unnoticed. On behalf of the staff at the Library & Archives thanks for sharing the presentation.
Brooks Cromwell, Director
Surviving the Storm Seminar with Lisa Spencer, Chief Meteorologist for WSMV Channel 4 News
Lisa Spencer, Chief Meteorologist for Channel 4 News conducted weather preparedness’ presentation for the Nashville fire and safety wardens. She provided an overview on Tennessee weather risk, extreme weather risk mitigation, actions to avoid in a weather emergency, and best practice actions to take to increase opportunities in surviving a severe weather emergency and the importance of pre-planning weather drills.
Jorge Garcia is the newest member of the STREAM family; his new role is the Facility Supervisor for the Tennessee Tower Complex. He has a safety mind set and during his first week; Jorge incorporated a ladder safety instruction module for the maintenance staff at the Tower due to a near miss incident. Jorge indicated that he hastily responded with the near miss incident with proper ladder safety instruction due to all incidents including near miss behaviors become less likely when goals are in place to incorporate methods to prevent future occurrences.
Jorge previously worked as a General Contractor the past 12 years. While serving in the Navy from 2002-2006. Jorge received several awards, including Black Knight Blue Jacket of the first quarter, Blue Jacket of the month, and letters of commendation for his commitment of service to his country.
Jorge is a native of Homestead, Florida he attended Iroquois Trade School in Buffalo, NY and holds his associate in Architectural Design & Construction Technology from Hillsborough Community College in Florida. He and his wife Lealyn, reside in Nashville.
STREAM Safety Shop Talk
Chris Haley, Ellington Agriculture Complex (EAC) Facility Administrator stated that his staff will conduct monthly safety meetings that will be aligned with the STREAM mission of creating a safe work environment for visitors and staff. Chris indicated that the monthly meetings will ensure employees are equipped with adequate training and resource tools that are consistent with the division’s policies and initiatives.
The National Electric Code (NEC) 2008 edition is the current code adopted by the State of Tennessee. The NEC revision for 2008 included an electrical safety practice standard by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The NPFA 70 E 2004 standard is a part of the NEC 2008 and is enforced under OSHA general clause. The purpose of the NFPA standard is to provide guidance to employers in safeguarding their employees during the installation, operation or maintenance of electrical equipment.
The standard provides instructions in planning safe work practices, zone boundaries and selecting personal protective equipment and tools. The critical component of the standard is the training requirement.
Below is a picture of the electricians from the STREAM division that received training on procedural safe work practices and understanding of associated risk of electrical hazards.
The STREAM Safety division invited Captain Mark Proctor, Commander of the State of Tennessee Executive Protective Services to provide a topic discuss on workplace intrusion for STREAM Facility Administrators.
The presentation detailed preparedness safe practices related to workplace intrusion that provided the attendees awareness on warning signs, prevention and resource tools for proper planning.
Captain Proctor is a graduate of McEwen High School, Austin Peay State University and Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.
STREAM Safety Environmental Compliance was invited by the TOSHA Safety Council to serve as guest speaker for their fall training seminar. The attendees were State of Tennessee HR/Safety personnel and the topic overview was on emergency action planning and fire safety awareness. The presentation provided an overview of the standards and laws that governs entities on regulations to prevent or reduce fire loss.
The course overview provided information on fire stopping, fire alarm system, sprinkler systems, portable fire extinguishers, standpipes, and occupant response. The audience gained understanding of storage of combustible materials and controlling sources of ignition. The OSHA Emergency Action Plan requirement overview providing instruction on preparing written notification of means of reporting fire, emergency procedures and escapes routes, procedures to be followed by employees who remain for critical operations, rescue and medical attention and contact information for emergency work task.