WHAT SHOULD I DO IF . . .

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
  • . . . There is an active attacker?

    DPSS Active Shooter Safety Guidelines

    If you witness or are alerted to an active attacker, building occupants should call 911 and follow DPSS instructions. In the absence of a DPSS presence, persons in the area are advised to either "Run, Hide, Fight" while awaiting intervention from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

    Run: Evacuate via a safe route and remove yourself from the threat. Encourage others to leave but don't slow down to escape. Prevent others from walking into the danger zone.

    Hide: Seek a safe location. Secure area by locking or barricading door. Turn off the lights and silence electronic devices.

    Fight: This is a last resort. Distract, disorient and disarm the shooter. Use improvised weapons. Fight to survive.

    Any classes that are in progress at the time will be suspended. 

    Anyone sheltering in place should close and barricade the door, turn off the lights, and silence cell phones. Remain secured-in-place until an "ALL CLEAR" is provided by DPSS via a U-M Emergency Alert.

  • . . . If there is a medical emergency

    If there is a life-threatening medical emergency, call 911 immediately and notify dispatch of our location at 428 Church Street.  After the crisis is over, check with CoP Human Resources or Student Services regarding incident report requirements.

    If it is not life-threatening medical situation but medical attention is necessary, employees are to complete an Illness/Injury Report Form with their supervisor (http://www.workconnections.umich.edu/pdf/iirf.pdf) and go to UM Occupational Health Clinic located on the 3rd floor of the Med Inn Building. The College van, if available, may be used.  (See the College front desk about the van.)  After the crisis is over, check with CoP Human Resources or Student Services regarding incident report requirements.

  • . . . I see fire, an explosion, or smoke anywhere in the building?

    If you see any of these events, activate the fire alarm via the closest pull station. Evacuate the building and call 911. Do not use the elevator. Assemble outside the building near the bus stop on North University Avenue or in front of Weiser Hall and await further instructions. Avoid standing within 30 feet of building entrances, standpipes, or fire hydrants in order to permit access by emergency personnel.  Occupants are not to re-enter the building until the "ALL CLEAR" communication is given by from DPSS, facilities management team, safety officer, or BIRT.

  • . . . I hear the fire alarm sounding in the College of Pharmacy or the 1100 North University building?

    Calmly grab your personal belongings and immediately evacuate the building using the closest stairwell/exit. Do not use the elevators. Assemble outside the building near the bus stop on North University Avenue or in front of Weiser Hall. Occupants are not to re-enter the building until the "ALL CLEAR" communication is given by DPSS, facilities management, safety officer or the BIRT team. Avoid standing within 30 feet of building entrances, standpipes, or fire hydrants in order to permit access by emergency personnel.

    Laboratory workers will implement lab-specific actions plans to secure work in progress before evacuating if personal safety is not at risk.

  • . . . One of our community members is physically disabled and is unable to exit the building safely?

    If you or any member within our community with a physical disability needs assistance exiting the building, please assist them to the stairway landings on all floors in any of the stairwells in COP and 1100 North University Building. These locations are designated as Areas of Rescue Assistance, including the basement landings in both basement stairwells. DO NOT USE THE ELEVATORS.

    If you are a person with a disability who may need assistance during a crisis, we strongly engcorage you to develop an individual plan with the college's safety office 989-412-4726 or the facilities management, either by phone or in person: 1019 Pharmacy, 734-647-2365.

  • . . . I detect a strong chemical odor anywhere in the building?

    If a chemical odor is suspected immediately contact the safety officer 989-412-4726 or facilities management team, either by phone or in person: 1019 Pharmacy, 734-647-2365 or 734-615-6241. If unable to reach them, call U-M Environmental Health & Safety 734-647-1143 or the Department of Public Safety & Security at 734-763-1131.

    If a building evacuation is not necessary, affected occupants will receive direction from the safety officer, facilities management team, BIRT, DPSS, or HazMat, based on the information contained in the safety document binder of the pertinent lab.

  • . . . Witnessed a hazardous substance spill/release anywhere in the building?

    In the event of a life-threatening hazardous spill/release, activate the fire alarm via the closest pull station. Evacuate the building and call 911. Do not use the elevator. Assemble outside the building near the bus stop on North University Avenue or in front of Weiser Hall and await further instructions. Avoid standing within 30 feet of building entrances, standpipes, or fire hydrants in order to permit access by emergency personnel.  Occupants are not to re-enter the building until the "ALL CLEAR" communication is given by from DPSS, facilities management team, safety officer, or BIRT.

    Laboratory workers will first implement lab-specific action plans to secure work in progress before evacuating if personal safety is not at risk.

  • . . . I hear the Ann Arbor Siren Warning System?

    Immediately shelter-in-place in the closest area within the building that is shielded from external windows and glass surfaces and closest to the structural framework of the building, including basements, inner hallways on any floor, or interior rooms without skylights on any floor.  Do not use elevators. Remain sheltered-in-place until further instructions from facilities management team, safety officer, BIRT, or DPSS via a U-M Emergency Alert.

    Classes will stop and students will be directed to the closest shelter-in-place location.

    Laboratory workers will implement lab-specific action plans to secure work in progress before seeking shelter if personal safety is not at risk.

  • . . . Bad weather prior to or during an event?

    A judgement call will be made by the college faculty/staff prior to the event based on inclement weather.  In the event this occurs, all college members will be notified via email and will be provided with details for an alternative date/time.  

    If inclement weather occurs during an event, the event organizers will provide instructions for the safety of all participants.

  • . . . I’m on IPPE/APPE rotation and classes are cancelled?