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Since no one can predict exactly when & where an emergency will occur, being prepared is everyone's responsibility - including yours! You should always be prepared to take steps to maintain your safety during an emergency. Panicking or not knowing how to react is a major obstacle to a safe & successful response. Advanced planning & preparation are the most effective ways of ensuring you'll be able to respond calmly & effectively in an emergency. Here are some simple steps you can take to help you be prepared for any campus emergency.

 

 Faculty

 

  • Add additional contact information to SOU Alert - cell numbers, home phone numbers, and alternate email. http://www.sou.edu/emergencypreparedness/SOU-Alert.html
  • Make sure your administrator has your contact information.
  • Make sure Human Resource has your current home address, home phone number, and emergency notification information.
  • Know more than one way to evacuate out of the buildings you teach in.
  • Understand your responsibility in a campus lockdown.
  • Talk to any students/coworkers with disabilities and establish a plan in case of the need to evacuate.
  • Anchor your furniture over 42", and don't have tall furniture or bookcases near an exit.
  • Store heavy items at floor level.
  • Back up important class documents.
  • Discuss emergency procedures with every class at the start of each term.
  • Review SOU's Emergency Procedures at least once a term. http://www.sou.edu/security/emergency_procedures.html

     

 

 

Staff

 

  • Add additional contact information to SOU Alert - cell numbers, home phone numbers, and alternate email. http://www.sou.edu/emergencypreparedness/SOU-Alert.html
  • Make sure your supervisor has your contact information.
  • Confirm Human Resource has your current home address, home phone number, and emergency notification information.
  • Know more than one way to evacuate out of the buildings you work in.
  • Understand your responsibility in a campus lockdown.
  • Talk to any students/coworkers with disabilities and establish a plan in case of the need to evacuate.
  • Anchor your furniture over 42", and don't have tall furniture or bookcases near an exit.
  • Store heavy items at floor level.
  • Review SOU's Emergency Procedures at least once a term.  http://www.sou.edu/security/emergency_procedures.html