Oiled Sea Otter Rehabilitation Course



International Wildlife Research requires that during every emergency an organized effort be made to protect personnel from further injury and to minimize property damage.

Each supervisor must know what to do during an emergency in his or her area and must be certain that his or her responders understand their roles.

Supervisors Responsibilities

During an emergency, the supervisor must:

  • Ensure that those under his or her supervision are familiar with the plan for the building, particularly the recommended exit routes and how to report an emergency.
  • Render assistance to the person in charge during an emergency, as required
  • Maintain familiarity with the shutdown procedures for all equipment used by those under his or her supervision.
  • Know the location and use of all safety equipment on his or her floor.
  • Keep wildlife responders from reentering an evacuated area until reentry is safe.

Wildlife Responder Responsibilities

  • Workers, other than emergency-response groups, involved in any emergency greater than a minor incident are expected to act as follows:
  • If there is threat of further injury, remove all injured persons, if possible, and leave the immediate vicinity. If there is no threat of further injury or exposure, leave seriously injured personnel where they are.
  • Report the emergency immediately by phone. State what happened, the specific location, whether anyone was injured, and your name and phone number.
  • Proceed with first aid or attempt to control the incident only if you can do so safely and have been trained in first aid or the emergency response necessary to control the incident.
  • Show your supervisor where the incident occurred, inform him or her of the hazards associated with the area, provide any other information that will help avoid injuries, and do as he or she requests.