Mr. Woodmansee is the Security and Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator for the Connecticut Department of Education. He is also the owner of Safety Matters LLC. a Connecticut based security and occupational health and safety consulting company. He is a member of the School Safety Infrastructure Council and the School Security and Safety Planning Workgroup. He is the department’s Subject Matter Expert to the Mass Care Working Group and part of the Threat Assessment Team and he serves as a council member for ASIS International School Safety and Security.
Mr. Woodmansee has been a certified civilian instructor for the Connecticut State Police training academy. He has collaborated with state police to educate hundreds of school personnel and police officers within the New England region on conducting school vulnerability assessments. Mr. Woodmansee presents on school security and emergency management at conferences and workshops across the country.
He has held leadership positions in the nuclear power industry, an environmental consulting firm and taught high school chemistry. He has over 27 years of experience in the safety and security field, working in educational institutions and construction environments. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health Management from the University of New Haven.
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Thu, Nov 29, 2018 TBC
Virtual All-Hazard School Vulnerability AssessmentThe audience will be led on a virtual all-hazards vulnerability assessment of typical K-12 schools using videos and other visual aids. The group will participate by identifying security and safety vulnerabilities and develop mitigation strategies. Additionally, real-world lessons learned from school incidents will be evaluated and applied to the assessment process.
Learning Objectives and Participant OutcomesThis presentation provides steps for determining vulnerabilities within K-12 schools to identify remediation options balanced by budgetary constraints
- Best practices while conducting K-12 school all-hazards vulnerability assessments and potential challenges that may be encountered.
- Lessons learned on how to engage school personnel in evaluating school security.
- Corrective measures associated with vulnerabilities present in schools.
- Participants will learn to identifying budget friendly school security vulnerability remediation options.
- Participants will understand and recognize common vulnerability issues found within K-12 schools
- The audience will comprehend the steps necessary to conducting an all hazards vulnerability assessment for K-12 schools.