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The e-learning course, METER: Basic Concepts of Radiation and Protection Principles is designed to provide basic concepts of radiation for a response to a radiological or nuclear emergency.

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This course was developed to introduce the roles and responsibilities of the General Staff within the Health Portfolio Operations Centre (HPOC), National Microbiology Lab (NML) Operations Centre, or Regional Emergency Coordination Centres (RECC).

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The purpose of this online course is to prepare individuals who have a function identified within the Health Portfolio Chemical Emergency Response Annex (HP Chemical ERA) to assist with the response to a chemical emergency. It will familiarise you with the concepts of emergency management within a federal context and within the Health Portfolio (HP), how to navigate the HP CERA and more specifically about your role within the HP response.

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The overall purpose of this course is to introduce new Health Portfolio (HP) employees to (1) emergency management functions, and (2) the implications, during an emergency, of relevant legislation, regulations, policies, plans and principles. Through this course, you will get an introduction to relevant aspects of health emergency management as designated by the federal community.

Click "Orientation to Emergency Management" to access the course.

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This course contains 4 modules and a final quiz. Each module is designed to flow from one to the next; each building on material of the previous module. Use the Next button in the bottom right of the page to progress sequentially.

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The Home and Workplace Preparedness for All course will help you acquire the tools to plan and prepare for an emergency and put together an emergency preparedness kit.


At the end of this course you will be able to:
•Describe the hazards and risks related to the geographic area of Canada where you live and work, and assess your vulnerability and resiliency
•Contribute to workplace preparedness within the Health Portfolio, and improve your workplace preparedness continuing to connect work plans to your personal plans
•Develop a plan for yourself and your family that will address both common and hazard-specific consequences of emergencies
•Recognize and access the resources that will allow you and your family to remain self-reliant for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency that affects common supplies and services.


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This course was developed to introduce the roles and responsibilities of the Coordination and Logistics Group Chief function within the Health Portfolio Operations Centre (HPOC), National Microbiology Lab (NML) Operations Centre, and Regional Emergency Coordination Centres (RECC).

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This course was developed to introduce the roles and responsibilities of the Emergency Manager/Deputy Emergency Manager (EM/DEM) function within the Health Portfolio Operations Centre (HPOC), National Microbiology Lab (NML) Operations Centre, and Regional Emergency Coordination Centres (RECC).

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This course was developed to introduce the roles and responsibilities of the Planning Group Chief function within the Health Portfolio Operations Centre (HPOC), National Microbiology Lab (NML) Operations Centre, and Regional Emergency Coordination Centres (RECC).

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