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Subject:RE: Bombs in the Workplace From:"Gregory Sweet" <Gsweet -at- cdphp -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Thu, 08 Aug 2002 11:34:54 -0400
I concur. I worked for a hospital laboratory and the policy was to evacuate all non-critical staff and patients at the mere telephoned threat of a bomb. if a bomb was found everyone who could be moved was to evacuated.This policy was posted at just about every workstation (out of public view of course) along with forms to advise, record and try to pry more info out of the person making the threat.
Back in my younger days, I worked for a television network. We had a bomb policy posted on all our corporate bulletin boards, just like the Heimlich manuever.
The supervisor's comment - that we can't leave, it would take too long to restart the equipment - is why. Human nature in a crisis is not reliable. There needs to be a clear-cut policy that everyone knows about for people to follow. That way, they don't have to think. Thinking is not reliable under these circumstances.
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