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The Difference Between Life and Death – Creating an Effective Workplace Emergency Medical Response Program

October, 2017 – Redwood City, Calif. – "The Difference Between Life and Death – Creating an Effective Workplace Emergency Response Program,” a presentation by Emergency University’s Director of Emergency Response Programs, Renard Arsenault, MICP was given to ASSE members at 3 separate conferences that took place in Sacramento, the Central Valley and Carson, California.

The symposiums, sponsored by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) draws more than 500 attendees, including safety engineers, facility managers, industrial hygienists, environmental managers, ergonomists, occupational health professionals, EH&S managers and directors, consultants and operational staff.

“An emergency plan that lacks the buy-in and development from all stakeholders tends to be a canned document, designed to check a compliance box and then collect dust on a shelf in someone’s office. An effective emergency response plan involves participation and buy-in from all stakeholders and must be specific to the needs of the worksite and environment. It then needs to be shared with everyone. If a company is prepared to develop emergency plans, why not create something that is effective and will produce the results you are looking for in a crisis situation? ” said Renard Arsenault.

In his presentation, Mr. Arsenault discussed the key components of an effective emergency response plan, described organizational structures that have been successfully implemented, and discussed new technologies, including the EU Alert! and Smart Response™ smartphone applications that provide real-time instructions to incident commanders, emergency responders, and the general workforce exactly when they most need it.

About Renard Arsenault, MICP

Emergency University’s Director of Emergency Response Programs, Renard Arsenault, has dedicated over 27 years to Emergency Medical Services field operations and management in both the public and private sectors. During this period, he was very involved with the education and training of both lay and professional rescuers. Renard's work now focuses on research and developing "results oriented medical response programs" for corporate and government agencies with the ultimate goal of improving survival rates.

About Emergency University

For more than 20 years, Emergency University has assisted national and global corporations and government agencies in the development of effective internal emergency response system planning and design, provided comprehensive emergency response preparedness training, as well as researched, developed and implemented solutions with cutting-edge technological support – ensuring their clients are 100% prepared! Emergency University's clients enjoy an outstanding 100% response rate versus the national average of 2%. EU's educational methodology prepares students to respond while offering its clients a one-stop solution for emergency response system design, compliance and training. Additional information on Emergency University is available at

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