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[DRAFT] Disaster Preparedness in Schools

Postby Masconvia » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:16 pm

The World Assembly,

Realizing that disasters can occur at a moment's notice, and such immediacy must be met with a quick and safe response

Noting that many schools and workplaces indeed have disaster protocols in place,

However, Concerned that some schools and workplaces are unprepared to handle a disaster,

Further concerned that students, staff, and employees themselves could be harmed because of an institution's or their own unpreparedness,

Resolving that all schools and workplaces practice safety drills and have disaster protocols in place,

Hereby,

  1. Mandates all schools and workplaces:

    1. Have a disaster plan for disasters that are specific to their location. For example, if a workplace or school is located on a coastline, it must have a tsunami disaster plan. During an emergency, everyone must have a safe place to be;

    2. Perform drills for the disaster protocols, as drills are helpful in reminding students, staff, and employees what to do during an actual emergency.
    3. Teach all students, staff, and employees the disaster protocols and how to behave during a disaster;
  2. Recommends schools and workplaces to:

    1. Notify underage students' and employee's parents after an emergency.










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Postby Imperium Anglorum » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:17 pm

An initial remark, use list coding with the item marker rather than list coding with explicit numbers. The latter doesn't render properly on the proposal screen. See examples in the Passed resolutions thread.

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Postby Kenmoria » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:23 pm

“All of these seem a little one-size-fits-all to me. For example, a school on top of a hill or up a mountainside would have little reason to practice a flood drill, and an institute located in the middle of a tectonic plate would be extremely unlikely to experience earthquakes.”
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Postby Tinhampton » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:29 pm

So using a Bunsen burner safely, as advised by your science teacher, is now grounds for the entire school getting evacuated? OPPOSED
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Postby Masconvia » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:30 pm

Kenmoria wrote:“All of these seem a little one-size-fits-all to me. For example, a school on top of a hill or up a mountainside would have little reason to practice a flood drill, and an institute located in the middle of a tectonic plate would be extremely unlikely to experience earthquakes.”


Look, dude, I live in Idaho. That's not very close to the edge of the plate, is it? We have a 6.5 earthquake the other day. Shut it. As for the mountain one, good point. That's why it says "procedure pertaining to the school and its surrounding area." in section 3.
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Postby Masconvia » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:33 pm

Imperium Anglorum wrote:An initial remark, use list coding with the item marker rather than list coding with explicit numbers. The latter doesn't render properly on the proposal screen. See examples in the Passed resolutions thread.


I accidentally made this so it all says "a" now. I need help.
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Postby Masconvia » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:33 pm

Tinhampton wrote:So using a Bunsen burner safely, as advised by your science teacher, is now grounds for the entire school getting evacuated? OPPOSED


Edited that part so it doesn't do that.
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Postby Tinhampton » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:34 pm

You've numbered your lists improperly. This is how you're formatting your lists:
  1. I like eating tacos, because:
    1. They taste delicious.
    1. You can put lots of different fillings inside them.
  1. Quesadillas are disgusting and make me fart. No, thanks!

You should format your lists like this:
  1. I like eating tacos, because:
    1. They taste delicious.
    2. You can put lots of different fillings inside them.
  2. Quesadillas are disgusting and make me fart. No, thanks!
Code: Select all
[list=1][*]I like eating tacos, because:
[list=a][*]They taste delicious.
[*]You can put lots of different fillings inside them.[/list]
[*]Quesadillas are disgusting and make me fart. No, thanks![/list]
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Postby Masconvia » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:48 pm

Tinhampton wrote:You've numbered your lists improperly. This is how you're formatting your lists:
  1. I like eating tacos, because:
    1. They taste delicious.
    1. You can put lots of different fillings inside them.
  1. Quesadillas are disgusting and make me fart. No, thanks!

You should format your lists like this:
  1. I like eating tacos, because:
    1. They taste delicious.
    2. You can put lots of different fillings inside them.
  2. Quesadillas are disgusting and make me fart. No, thanks!
Code: Select all
[list=1][*]I like eating tacos, because:
[list=a][*]They taste delicious.
[*]You can put lots of different fillings inside them.[/list]
[*]Quesadillas are disgusting and make me fart. No, thanks![/list]




How do you separate them?
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Postby Tinhampton » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:52 pm

Masconvia wrote:
Tinhampton wrote:You've numbered your lists improperly. This is how you're formatting your lists:
  1. I like eating tacos, because:
    1. They taste delicious.
    1. You can put lots of different fillings inside them.
  1. Quesadillas are disgusting and make me fart. No, thanks!

You should format your lists like this:
  1. I like eating tacos, because:
    1. They taste delicious.
    2. You can put lots of different fillings inside them.
  2. Quesadillas are disgusting and make me fart. No, thanks!
Code: Select all
[list=1][*]I like eating tacos, because:
[list=a][*]They taste delicious.
[*]You can put lots of different fillings inside them.[/list]
[*]Quesadillas are disgusting and make me fart. No, thanks![/list]




How do you separate them?

Code: Select all
[list=1][*]I like eating tacos, because:


[list=a][*]They taste delicious.


[*]You can put lots of different fillings inside them.[/list]


[*]Quesadillas are disgusting and make me fart. No, thanks![/list]

  1. I like eating tacos, because:


    1. They taste delicious.


    2. You can put lots of different fillings inside them.


  2. Quesadillas are disgusting and make me fart. No, thanks!
I'm not sure if this is what you meant, but they won't be spaced out like that if/when you submit this gameside. Also, the last item on your list is borked.
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Postby Masconvia » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:57 pm

Tinhampton wrote:
Masconvia wrote:


How do you separate them?

Code: Select all
[list=1][*]I like eating tacos, because:


[list=a][*]They taste delicious.


[*]You can put lots of different fillings inside them.[/list]


[*]Quesadillas are disgusting and make me fart. No, thanks![/list]

  1. I like eating tacos, because:


    1. They taste delicious.


    2. You can put lots of different fillings inside them.


  2. Quesadillas are disgusting and make me fart. No, thanks!
I'm not sure if this is what you meant, but they won't be spaced out like that if/when you submit this gameside. Also, the last item on your list is borked.


Thanks. Had to use two spaces instead of one.
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Postby Masconvia » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:58 pm

Does anyone else have any more constructive criticism?
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Postby Maowi » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:03 pm

"Your references to extremely specific procedures - for example, passing "a slip beneath [the] door" - are far too specific to adequately provide for all possible situations that may arise. I strongly recommend paring this back and mandating that procedures be put in place for these events, that these fulfil certain criteria, and that they be widely publicised and rehearsed with some regularity. Moreover, clauses such as "the World Assembly ... mandates that ... students will hide and be quiet in an area that cannot be seen from the windows or doors" are phrased in such a way as to make it appear that should they fail to do so, even for completely genuine reasons, the students themselves woud be punished. The better approach is to ensure that they know they ought to do that, rather than requiring them by law to do so."

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Postby Tinhampton » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:17 pm

Article 2(a)(i) reads like an instruction that a pupil might find on a pamphlet handed to her by her class teacher; it should be rephrased to make it appear more appropriate for a piece of international legislation.

Do not rush to submit this; you have only been drafting for two hours or so. A couple of weeks, if not longer, would be more suitable.
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Postby Masconvia » Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:40 pm

Maowi wrote:"Your references to extremely specific procedures - for example, passing "a slip beneath [the] door" - are far too specific to adequately provide for all possible situations that may arise. I strongly recommend paring this back and mandating that procedures be put in place for these events, that these fulfil certain criteria, and that they be widely publicised and rehearsed with some regularity. Moreover, clauses such as "the World Assembly ... mandates that ... students will hide and be quiet in an area that cannot be seen from the windows or doors" are phrased in such a way as to make it appear that should they fail to do so, even for completely genuine reasons, the students themselves woud be punished. The better approach is to ensure that they know they ought to do that, rather than requiring them by law to do so."

OOC: Don't tell Kenmoria to "shut it". They were providing you with helpful feedback.


Sorry, I should have said that to Kenmoria. I will DM them an apologize.

Do my edits make it any better?
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Postby The New Sicilian State » Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:03 pm

"Arbitrary numbers are arbitrary, ambassador. I'm sure by now you've realized that not all of our colleagues are a part of delegations from this planet. Your definition of month could be very different then mine, yet some may not even have that word in their vocabulary."
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Postby Masconvia » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:43 pm

The New Sicilian State wrote:"Arbitrary numbers are arbitrary, ambassador. I'm sure by now you've realized that not all of our colleagues are a part of delegations from this planet. Your definition of month could be very different then mine, yet some may not even have that word in their vocabulary."


Fixed!
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Postby Tinhampton » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:57 pm

You're recommending that schools carry out eleven drills a term, which is about a drill a week... doesn't that feel like overkill?

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Postby Maowi » Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:48 am

OOC: As Tinhampton said, change "recommends" in clause 2 to "mandates" or similar. Your definition of a "flood" is extremely broad; I think you need to put something in there about some sort of threat to students/staff, similarly to what you did for a "fire".

The New Sicilian State wrote:"Arbitrary numbers are arbitrary, ambassador. I'm sure by now you've realized that not all of our colleagues are a part of delegations from this planet. Your definition of month could be very different then mine, yet some may not even have that word in their vocabulary."

For future reference, GAR #88 means that World Assembly member nations can easily convert between units, so this shouldn't generally be too much of an issue. But I think in this case it's still best to avoid just selecting arbitrary numbers, as your ambassador said.

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Maowi wrote:OOC:
The New Sicilian State wrote:"Arbitrary numbers are arbitrary, ambassador. I'm sure by now you've realized that not all of our colleagues are a part of delegations from this planet. Your definition of month could be very different then mine, yet some may not even have that word in their vocabulary."

For future reference, GAR #88 means that World Assembly member nations can easily convert between units, so this shouldn't generally be too much of an issue. But I think in this case it's still best to avoid just selecting arbitrary numbers, as your ambassador said.

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Postby Unthank » Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:35 am

I'm not sure the below is quite English:

"In a fire emergency: Students must have a safe place to go, must be in an orderly fashion..."

Students must be in an orderly fashion doesn't make a huge amount of sense.

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Postby The New Sicilian State » Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:40 am

Unthank wrote:I'm not sure the below is quite English:

"In a fire emergency: Students must have a safe place to go, must be in an orderly fashion..."

Students must be in an orderly fashion doesn't make a huge amount of sense.

"Of course it does, the wording is quite clear; students must have the their top button buttoned and their ties straightened at all times as they pretend to flee a burning building."
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Postby Unthank » Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:47 am

The New Sicilian State wrote:
Unthank wrote:I'm not sure the below is quite English:

"In a fire emergency: Students must have a safe place to go, must be in an orderly fashion..."

Students must be in an orderly fashion doesn't make a huge amount of sense.

"Of course it does, the wording is quite clear; students must have the their top button buttoned and their ties straightened at all times as they pretend to flee a burning building."


Ah, of course that must be the intention, how silly of me! I was wondering how anyone could possibly exist in an orderly fashion when nobody I know has ever managed it.
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Postby Masconvia » Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:48 am

Unthank wrote:I'm not sure the below is quite English:

"In a fire emergency: Students must have a safe place to go, must be in an orderly fashion..."

Students must be in an orderly fashion doesn't make a huge amount of sense.


I changed that so it can no longer be interpreted that way.
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Postby Masconvia » Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:53 am

Tinhampton wrote:You're recommending that schools carry out eleven drills a term, which is about a drill a week... doesn't that feel like overkill?

(This resolution technically does nothing now except provide recommendations to nations.)


You don't necessarily have to do them all on different days... In high school we had "drill days" where in the morning we just do all the drills and stay in homeroom. How could I word that in there?
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