Employees should review the information contained on the main evacuation page. Employees are expected to be familiar with all general evacuation expectations and comply with all evacuation orders, whether during tests or actual emergency situations. This section contains additional information to supplement the employee-specific experience. Additional questions about evacuations can be directed to Emergency Preparedness.
Office Space and Work Environments
Employees are responsible for familiarizing themselves with their work environments, including identifying alternate ways to enter and exit their office space and building. Employees are responsible for helping to maintain a safe work environment by reducing potential fire hazards and removing trip or fall hazards. Employees should keep walkways and doorways clear and follow appropriate protocols for doors and windows to keep them secure but accessible for an emergency. Supervisors are responsible for ensuring new employees know how to evacuate their work space during an emergency, as well as any special protective actions that should be taken prior to leaving the space. Campus Security and Public Safety is available to conduct workplace safety evaluations, and Emergency Preparedness can help develop specific evacuation procedures and actions by request.
Evacuation maps are posted in public areas of our campus, including a variety of meeting rooms, conference and event spaces, dining facilities, or public buildings. Employees who work in these spaces should familiarize themselves with the map location and the contents of the map. Employees who staff public areas should be prepared to lead guests, visitors, students, and visiting employees to safety as part of their own evacuation, without risking their own personal safety to do so.
Participation in Training
All employees are expected to participate in evacuation training and education. This includes reviewing their evacuation plans annually with their team and participating in all evacuation drills or tests, whether scheduled or unscheduled.