The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Meeting of October 25, 2005, Washington D.C. on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities:
Is the Workplace Ready?

Remarks of Nadia Ibrahim, Policy Advisor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP):
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In 1997, while working as an indexer for Macmillan Publishing USA at the headquarters in Indianapolis, IN, a fire broke out on a lower floor of the building. Our company was one of three or four in the building, and we occupied several floors. I recall the following:

Following that incident, we were evacuated another time. While it turned out to be a false alarm, we were much better prepared that time.

These experiences and the opportunity to work with several survivors of the September 11th terrorist attack on the Pentagon have certainly shaped my interest of this topic.

As a policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Labor, I have had the privilege of working this initiative for nearly two years. It is my hope that my contribution in this area will help to make the workplace safer for millions of Americans.

Contact information:

Nadia Ibrahim, M.A., LGSW
Policy Advisor
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
U.S. Department of Labor--Room S1011
200 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20210
(202) 693-7910 (Voice)
(202) 693-7881 (TTY)
(202) 693-7888 (Fax)

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