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By University Safety & Assurances 229-6339

Goals & Topics: 

Goals & Topics TOPICS Emergency Preparedness Building/Office Security Risk Management Health & Safety GOALS Overview of campus safety Introduce safety resources available Identify required additional training

Emergency Preparedness: 

Emergency Preparedness Detailed information on emergency preparedness and campus safety can be found at:

What to do in an Emergency?: 

What to do in an Emergency? For a Fire? For an Accident? For Other Emergency? Call 9-911 from any campus phone Or 229-9911 from a cell phone

Outdoor Emergency Phones : 

Outdoor Emergency Phones Open door to box

Outdoor Emergency Phones: 

Hold red button until call is answered Identify emergency Stay on line until released by the emergency operator Outdoor Emergency Phones

Requesting Emergency Assistance from a Cell Phone: 

Requesting Emergency Assistance from a Cell Phone Dial 229-9911 Inform dispatcher you are at UWM Provide address information and nature of emergency UWM Police will arrive in addition to other responders

What to do in an Emergency?: 

What to do in an Emergency? For Fire?


Fire Alert persons in area of fire Close door(s) behind you. Activate fire alarm. Evacuate through nearest safe exit. Fire Alarms are tested on a regular schedule – usually every Monday morning

Fire Safety : 

Fire Safety Fire extinguishers are supplied throughout campus When in doubt, get out!


Fire Do not use elevators. Move away from the building. Call the University Police from a safe location. Dial 9-911 from any hard-wired campus phone or 229-9911 from a cell phone.


Fire If someone cannot safely evacuate building, assist to nearest stairwell away from fire Alert emergency personnel of location of any individuals remaining in the building

Classroom Emergency Procedures: 

Classroom Emergency Procedures US&A has posted “Classroom Emergency Procedures” signs in the 155 general assignment classrooms

Emergency Evacuation Routes: 

Review & identify the evacuation routes or “area of refuge” for your building Emergency Evacuation Routes

Response to Accident or Injury: 

Serious or life-threatening: call 9-911 from campus phone or 229-9911 from a cell phone Non life-threatening: Contact your HMO or health care provider before seeking treatment Response to Accident or Injury

Accident or Injury: 

Accident or Injury Complete an “Injury Report” Forms are available on the Human Resources website The form documents your claim

What to do in an Emergency?: 

What to do in an Emergency? Other emergencies?

Tornado/Severe Weather: 

What to do: Seek shelter immediately Go to the lowest level of building, away from windows and glass (inner hallways and basements are best) Do not use elevators Stoughton, WI – August 18, 2005 Tornado/Severe Weather

Tornado/Severe Weather: 

Tornado/Severe Weather Avoid auditoriums, gymnasiums and other large rooms with free-span roofs Gym at Mississippi University for Women 11/10/02

Power Outage: 

Power Outage Response to short term outage Response to prolonged power outage After power outage Emergency outlets are available in some locations to power essential equipment

Elevator Malfunction: 

Elevator Malfunction If you are trapped in an elevator Use the emergency phone to notify University Police If phone is inoperable, turn on emergency alarm which will signal for help

Gas Leak: 

Gas Leak If you smell gas and suspect a gas leak Cease all operations Leave the area at once Pull fire alarm to evacuate building Call 9-911 (campus phone) or 229-9911 (cell phone) from outside the area of the leak

Media Event : 

Media Event University Communications/Media Relations provide a coordinated response to campus events

Hazardous Materials Spill: 

Spill is considered minor if the person who spilled it is familiar with chemical, knows associated hazards and how to clean up spill safely Hazardous Materials Spill

Hazardous Materials Spill: 

Hazardous Materials Spill Immediately report any major spill of a hazardous chemical or radioactive material to University Police Department at 9-911(campus phone) or 229-9911 (cell phone)

Hazardous Materials Spill: 

Hazardous Materials Spill University Police will notify the Milwaukee Fire Department and Hazmat Team, if necessary.

Major Chemical or Radiation Spill: 

If you have information about the spill, identify yourself to the University Police or incident commander to provide relevant information Major Chemical or Radiation Spill

Biological or Chemical Release: 

Biological or Chemical Release Possible Scenarios: Chlorine Gas leak from Water Treatment Plant Response: “Shelter in Place” Linwood Treatment Plant

Biological or Chemical Release: 

Biological or Chemical Release Possible Scenarios: Suspected biological agent received in mail “Credible Threat”

Bomb or Other Threatening Calls: 

Bomb or Other Threatening Calls Note exact wording of the threat: Date and time of the call Ask and record the answers to the following questions: When will the bomb explode? Where is the bomb? Which building is it in? Who is this? What kind of bomb is it? Why are you doing this? After receiving the call: IMMEDIATELY Notify the University Police

Workplace Violence: 

Workplace Violence If you are a victim, observe a criminal act or observe a suspicious person: Immediately notify University Police US&A has a Workplace Violence video and training manual available

Emergency Preparedness: 

Emergency Preparedness Learn about fire safety Plan ahead for emergencies Identify location of emergency exits Participate in fire drills Be aware of your own capabilities and limitations Sometimes, staying in your room is safer

General Safety & Security: 

General Safety & Security Become familiar with the specific emergency & safety procedures for your area Notify University Police (x4627) if working alone after normal business hours (evenings & weekends) Report facility problems to Facility Services: x4742 (days) x4652 (evening)

Campus Smoking Policy: 

Campus Smoking Policy Sidewalk markers designate 30-foot smoke-free zone around building entrances, air intakes and operable windows to all UWM buildings. Planned for July 1, 2007 implementation -- the UWM campus will become completely smoke-free, both indoors and on all outdoor campus grounds.


Linda Wittmann-Kirsch, Risk Manager

Risk Management: 

Risk Management Many of the Risk Management policies and forms are available on our website

Liability Coverage: 

Liability Coverage Defense will be provided if: You are acting within scope of employment You cooperate in your defense Notify Legal Affairs so we can request defense Even if you are named individually there will be no personal judgment

State Vehicle Use: 

State Vehicle Use Any employee who intends to drive a state-owned, leased or rented (Enterprise, Avis, Hertz, National) vehicle or drives his/her personal vehicle on university business, needs to be authorized to drive. Contact Risk Management at x5079.

Coverage While Using Personal Vehicle: 

Coverage While Using Personal Vehicle Your personal insurance is primary. State coverage is secondary. Check with your insurance agent to determine if your policy covers use of personal auto for business

Theft and Property Damage Claims: 

Theft and Property Damage Claims Notify Risk Management ASAP (x5079) after theft or damage is discovered Personal property is NOT insured by the University

Training and Resources: 

Training and Resources Schedule of available training is on our website Some on-line training available

Bloodborne Pathogens Training: 

If you work with blood or other potentially infectious material If your duties involve clean-up of blood spills or other potentially infectious material, you will need Bloodborne Pathogens training provided by US & A Bloodborne Pathogens Training

Fire Extinguisher Training: 

Hands-on training sessions provided by University Safety and Assurances Fire Extinguisher Training

Animal Care Training: 

Animal Care Training If you will be working with vertebrate animals contact the campus veterinarian or her assistant at x6016 Dr. Berri Forman Campus Veterinarian Jennifer Nemke Lab Manager

Radiation Safety Training: 

If you work with or work in an area with radioactive material or radiation you will receive additional training from the Radiation Safety Officer x4275 Sharron Daly, Radiation Safety Officer Radiation Safety Training

Hazard Communication Training: 

Employes’ Chemical Right-to-Know Law Labeling Chemical Inventory Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) Training Hazard Communication Training Written Policies

Respiratory Protection Training: 

If your job requires wearing a respirator, you will need training prior to use Respiratory Protection Training

Hazardous Waste Training: 

Hazardous Waste Training Minimize Containerize Label Do Not Store in Public Areas Kimberly Axtman Jake Zausch

Hazardous Waste Training: 

Hazardous Waste Training Examples of some other special wastes which need to be addressed separately

Receiving/Shipping/Handling Hazardous Materials: 

Receiving/Shipping/Handling Hazardous Materials Hazardous Materials Transportation Coordinators Loading Dock/Receiving area personnel Employees who sign for, open and unpack packages of hazardous materials Employees who prepare hazardous materials for transport

Laboratory / Studio / Shop Safety Training: 

You need to be trained on laboratory safety policies and safe work practices specific to your work area, if you work in a laboratory, studio or shop at UWM. Do not work alone in these areas Laboratory / Studio / Shop Safety Training Zack Steuerwald, Lab Safety Coordinator

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Training: 

Faculty are responsible for ensuring students wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when working in labs, studios and shops Supervisors are responsible for hazard assessment and PPE determination Employees are responsible for wearing appropriate PPE Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Training

Additional Training Available: 

Additional Training Available Biosafety Ergonomics Emergency Prepardness Gas Cylinder Safety Laser Safety Office Waste Management Training Risk Management Safety Fundamentals for Supervisors Spill Prevention & Control

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