Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Region I personnel participated in the third quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) led by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on September 8, 2022, consistent with EMB-Iโ€™s established Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Policy and Emergency Preparedness and Response Procedures as an Integrated Management System certified office.

Upon hearing the alarm from the Facebook Live broadcast of NDRRMC at 9:00 a.m. synchronized with the pressing of the office siren button by EMB-I Deputy Incident Commander, Engr. Rowell Lipadan, the EMB-Region I employees wore their safety helmets and did the โ€œduck, cover and holdโ€ technique as one of the safety measures to protect themselves from falling objects or debris in case of earthquake. The personnel held this position for one minute as instructed by the NDRRMC and to allow the documentation of the activity throughout the office, after which they executed the proper evacuation procedure following evacuation routes to the EMB-1 Assembly Point/Evacuation Area. Participants also checked any sustained injury in the assembly area and did the headcount and documentation

A total of 69 EMB-I employees, consisting of 33 males and 36 females, three of whom are pregnant, participated in the 3rd Quarter NSED 2022.

Through the initiative of Regional Director Hipe, all EMB-I personnel were issued with โ€œGo-Bagsโ€ (neon-colored backpacks) equipped with survival tools in case a disaster occurs. The โ€œGo-Bagsโ€ are placed within the employeesโ€™ individual cubicles for fast access and utilization in case an emergency or disaster strikes. An emergency evacuation plan is also conspicuously posted around the EMB-Region I Office to guide the employees and clients in evacuating the building quickly and safely.

Through the initiative of Regional Director Hipe, all EMB-I personnel were issued with โ€œGo-Bagsโ€ (neon-colored backpacks) equipped with survival tools in case a disaster occurs. The โ€œGo-Bagsโ€ are placed within the employeesโ€™ individual cubicles for fast access and utilization in case an emergency or disaster strikes. An emergency evacuation plan is also conspicuously posted around the EMB-Region I Office to guide the employees and clients in evacuating the building quickly and safely.