Policy 4203 – Emergency Guidelines
Revision Date: 9/8/2016
Responsible Office: Environmental Health And Safety
The basic emergency procedures outlined in Appendix A- the University’s Emergency Response Plan for Faculty) and Staff and Appendix B- the Emergency Response Plan for Students (are to enhance the protection of lives and property through effective use of university and campus community resources. Additional site-specific/task-specific guidelines have also been developed for certain unique situations such as those involving aviation and hazardous chemicals.
Whenever an emergency affecting the campus reaches proportions THAT CANNOT BE HANDLED BY ROUTINE MEASURES, the President, or his designate may declare a state of emergency, and these contingency guidelines may be implemented. There are two general types of emergencies that may result in the implementation of these plans. These are: (1) large-scale disorder, and (2) large-scale natural/man-made disaster. Since an emergency may be sudden and without warning, these procedures are designed to be flexible in order to accommodate contingencies of various types of magnitudes.
CALL THE UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE.
Emergency Telephone Number – x4018 (257-4018)
STEP 1- If serious injury or illness occurs on campus immediately dial X9-911. Give your name, describe the nature and severity of the medical problem and the campus location of the victim.
STEP 2- In case of minor injury or illness employees should report to their supervisor to be referred for non-emergency first aid treatment.*
STEP 3- In case of serious injury or illness trained personnel* should quickly perform the following steps:
- Keep the victim still and comfortable. DO NOT MOVE THE VICTIM.
- Ask victim, “Are you okay?” and “What is wrong?”
- Check breathing and give artificial respiration if necessary.
- Control serious bleeding by direct pressure on the wound.
- Continue to assist the victim until help arrives.
- Look for emergency medical I.D., question witness(es) and give all information to the paramedics.
*Only Red Cross trained personnel or any individual who has attended a certified first aid or emergency response course should provide first aid treatment (ie: first aid, CPR).
NOTE: ALL INJURIES TO EMPLOYEES MUST BE REPORTED ON A DA-2000; INJURIES TO NON-EMPLOYEES MUST BE REPORTED ON A DA-3000. ( SEE ACCIDENT/INCIDENT REPORT SECTION OF THIS PLAN).
Many departments have chosen to have first aid kits available to treat minor injuries. Any department who has a first aid kit should designate one person with the responsibility of checking and re-stocking the kit at least quarterly.THESE CHECKS MUST BE DOCUMENTED AS TO WHO CHECKS THE KIT AND WHEN THEY CONDUCT THE CHECKS/RESTOCKING. Individual departments are responsible for the purchase of and restocking of first aid kit.
In the event of a major utility failure occurring during regular working hours (8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday), immediately notify Maintenance at x3267. If there is potential danger to building occupants, or if the utility failure occurs after hours, weekends or holidays, notify University Police at x4018.
At present campus building lighting may not provide sufficient illumination in corridors and stairs for safe exiting. It is therefore advisable to have a flashlight and portable radios available for emergencies.
If trapped in the elevator, use the emergency phone to notify University Police. If the elevator does not have an emergency phone, turn on the emergency alarm (located on the front panel) to signal for help.
Cease using all electrical equipment. Notify the Physical Plant. If necessary, vacate the area.
SERIOUS GAS LEAK:
Cease all operations. DO NOT SWITCH ON LIGHTS OR ANY ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT. REMEMBER electrical arcs can trigger an explosion! Notify University Police.
STEAM LINE FAILURE:
Immediately notify University Police or Physical Plant and if necessary vacate the area.
If smoke odors come from the ventilation system, immediately notify University Police or Physical Plant and if necessary cease all operations and vacate the area.