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Is Your Emergency Response Plan a Living System or Just Gathering Dust?  Emergency University, FAA Present Session at National ASSE Conference in Dallas, TX

Emergency University Medical Director Dr. Odelia Braun, FAA Manager of Employee Safety and Health Services Dr. Tom Holloway Present Session on Creating Practical, Sustainable Response Systems at National ASSE Conference

June 8, 2015 – Redwood City, Calif. – Emergency University, a pioneer in emergency response systems, technologies and emergency medical training, will present "Is Your Emergency Response Plan a Living System or Just Gathering Dust?" on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to noon at the National ASSE Safety 2015 Professional Development Conference & Exposition in Dallas, Texas. The conference is expected to attract more than 4,000 occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals looking for realistic solutions to their particular safety needs and challenges.

Emergency University’s presentation will discuss the common barriers to establishing and maintaining a practical, effective emergency response plan, describe emergency response organizational structures that have been successfully implemented, and review new technology, including Emergency University’s SmartResponse™ smartphone application that provides real-time instructions to incident commanders, emergency responders, and the general workforce exactly when and where they need it.

"Few organizations commit the time and resources to develop practical, effective emergency response plans as required by OSHA and integrate them into the organization’s safety culture. Our presentation will help safety professionals develop a living, breathing emergency response system that can and will be used when needed", said Emergency University Medical Director Dr. Odelia Braun.

Session 733 "Is Your Emergency Response Plan a Living System or Just Gathering Dust?" will be presented by:

  • Thomas T. Holloway, Ph.D., Manager of Employee Safety and Health Services in the Air Traffic Organization of the Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, DC. During his tenure, the FAA’s Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) programs have installed more than 1,300 AEDs and enrolled over 20,000 volunteer lay rescuers at over 250 sites.
  • Odelia Braun M.D., J.D., Medical Director at Emergency University. Dr. Braun is a board-certified Emergency Physician/Attorney who has done extensive research in all areas of cardiac resuscitation, including developing emergency response systems and training programs that create willing and able responders.
  • Frank J. Poliafico R.N., Director of Training for Emergency University. Formerly the Director of New York City Emergency Medical Services, Poliafico is dedicated to teaching the importance of emergency medical preparation, as well as consulting and designing emergency care and response training programs for corporate and government agencies. Poliafico oversees the FAA’s SCA response program that provides specialized training and orientation for FAA employees.

About Emergency University

Emergency University assists corporations and government agencies in designing and implementing effective internal emergency response systems - including comprehensive preparedness training, SCA response programs and early notification technologies. In 1989, Emergency University staff tripled SCA survival in San Francisco when they designed, launched, and tested the first large urban AED program in the US for non-healthcare professionals. Two years later their program methodology and recommendations were adopted by California's Emergency Medical Services as statewide guidelines for AED training, reporting and quality assurance. Since then, the company has trained thousands of non-medical personnel at major corporations and government agencies such as FAA, and at major corporations including Cisco, LinkedIn, CSX, Procter & Gamble, Norfolk Southern, Google, and Levi Strauss. Emergency University trainees have won numerous awards including the "People Saving People" award from the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. More information about the Worksafe™ Program is available by calling 1-866-233-4357, or at

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