Does your workgroup know what to do in an emergency?
Unexpected and dangerous situations arise in the workplace. Having a plan in place for various possibilities creates a safer workplace for all.
Do you know where to go when the all hazard siren or the fire alarm goes off in your building?
Should you hide or run if there is an active shooter on campus?
If the person in the next office has a medical emergency, what should you do first?
The Purdue Police Department has resources to help you. On their home page, you will find information to get you and your workgroup started, including a link to the Campus Emergency Preparedness and Planning Office. Here, you will find additional guidance on developing a building emergency plan for your area; an explanation of shelter in place procedures; information on Purdue's alert systems; information regarding an active shooter on campus and how to prepare for this type of horrific incident; and more.
No one expects to encounter an emergency when they come to work. Preparing yourself and your workgroup now for a potential emergency in the future will provide valuable knowledge that may save your lives.
-Connie Reckowsky, employee relations specialist
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