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Document Number: EMER--107d Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 07/11/2013
Primary Author: Executive Director of Facilities and Safety Status: Approved

General Description
Description:

Information about the responsibilities of specific staff members in the event of an emergency situation.


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Outline
1.

President


What happens:

The President, as CEO, should be made aware of emergency situations at the earliest possible opportunity and will assume control/command where necessary.


Who Performs / Responsibility:

President


2.

Executive Director of Facilities and Safety


What happens:

The Executive Director of Facilities and Safety shall act as the Emergency Director and is responsible for the overall direction of campus emergencies.


Who Performs / Responsibility:

Executive Director of Facilities and Safety


3.

Executive Vice President


What happens:

If the Executive Director of Facilities and Safety is unavailable, the Executive Vice President or his designee shall act as the Emergency Director and is responsible for the overall direction of campus emergencies.


Who Performs / Responsibility:

Executive VP


4.

Legal Counsel


What happens:

Legal counsel must be notified in emergency situations because of legal liability.


5.

Building Runners


What happens:

The Executive Director of Facilities and Safety appoints Building Runners at the beginning of each academic year. The duties of Building Runners are:

 

A. Emergency Preparedness

1. At the beginning of each academic year, Building Runners will be notified and requested to serve by the Executive Director of Facilities and Safety.

2. All Building Runners will attend a training session with the Executive Director of Facilities and Safety at the beginning of each academic year and will be given information that describes the expectations and responsibilities of Building Runners.

 

B. Emergency Situations

1. Inform all staff and students in their buildings of the emergency conditions.

2. Evaluate impact the emergency has on continued campus operations and take appropriate action. This action may include ceasing operations and initiating building evacuation.

3. Ensure their building is completely evacuated in accordance with emergency protocols established by the University.


6.

Deans and Department Directors


What happens:

Each Dean and Department Director has the responsibility to:

1. Educate all full-time, part-time, and adjunct employees concerning university emergency procedures.

2. Inform their staff of an emergency and initiate emergency procedures as outlined in this manual.

3. Evaluate their assigned areas to determine the impact a fire or other emergency could have on their facility to the best of their knowledge.

4. Report all safety hazards to the Campus Security and to the Executive Director of Facilities and Safety.

5. Students are informed each academic year that the emergency response guidelines are located on the website by E-mail, verbally, and in relation to Student Right-to-Know releases.

6. Inform university staff members under their supervision to conform to the relevant emergency and evacuation guidelines during all campus emergencies.


7.

ESSC Members


What happens:

1. During a campus emergency, ESSC Members are available to the Emergency Director to assist as needed.

2. ESSC is responsible for hosting in-service training with university personnel as needed to review these emergency policies and procedures.


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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
Executive VP

Executive Director of Facilities and Safety

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