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Alerts and notifications

 

UVU is committed to the safety of its campus community and to responding to emergency or disaster incidents in a safe, effective, and timely manner. There are several channels UVU will utilize to notify students, faculty, and staff of an emergency or incident. These include the main campus' public announcement system, digital signage, web alerts, and social media. Two additional methods are UVU’s Emergency Information website found at www.uvu.info and the mass emergency text messaging. To receive these emergency text messages it is important to ensure the phone number UVU has on your file is correct. Follow these steps to verify your information.

Step 1: Log in to my UVU

Step 2: Access your setting by clicking on the gear icon located on your profile picture. When the drop-down menu appears click on "Text Opt-In". 

Step 3: Verify the phone number on the next page is correct. 

Step 4: Periodically test your ability to receive alerts by clicking on the "Test Your Text Messaging" button at the bottom of the page. 

Family Emergency PLans

 

Emergency Disaster Kits

 

Emergency Disaster Supply Kits

Disasters and emergencies can occur at anytime and anywhere. It is recommended that everyone has a disaster supply kit for their home, car,  place of work and/or school, and for any pets. Here are some helpful tips when building your kit: 

  1. Store items in a backpack, wheeled suitcase, or other portable container in an easy-access location.
  2. Items susceptible to water damage should be stored in plastic bags.
  3. Food should be non-perishable and require little preparation. Try to avoid foods that are salty or spicy.
  4. Check your kit twice a year and replace items that have expired or don't work.
  5. Each disaster supply kit should be unique and tailored to the individual. Include items that would add to your comfort should you be required to stay overnight.

The following documents provide additional suggestions of items to include in your kit. 

Consider these 12 areas of emergency preparedness when building your disaster supply kit: 

  • Shelter, Clothing, & Fire
  • Water
  • Food
  • Hygiene & Sanitation
  • Light & Power
  • First Aid 
  • Communication
  • Safety & Security
  • Tools & Personal Items
  • Cooking
  • Documents & Money
  • Transportation & Navigation

Emergency Procedures

 

Active Shooter

 

If you are involved in a situation where someone has entered the area and started shooting, the following is a list of actions that are recommended.  It should be noted that these types of incidents are unpredictable. The listed guidelines are recommendations that are based on past national experiences. You may have to alter some of these suggestions depending on the situation.

  • RUN away if possible: Determine an escape route bases on where the active shooter may be located. If it is unclear where the shooter is, hide/barricade in a room before running into a hallway where the shooter may be.
    • Leave your belongings behind. Keep your hands empty and visible at all times.
    • Help others run away, if possible, but do not attempt to move the wounded. Run-away even if others do not agree to follow.
    • Move quickly to a safe place far from the shooter and take cover. Remain there until police arrive and give instructions.
    • Remain calm. Avoid screaming or yelling as you run away.
    • Follow all instructions of law enforcement.
    • When and only if it is safe call 911.

 

  • HIDE if applicable/necessary:
    • Go to the nearest room, office, or classroom and lock the doors(s)
    • If the door does not lock, wedge the door shut or use heavy furniture to barricade it.
    • Identify an escape route in the event you are directed to evacuate.
    • Close blinds, turn off lights, and cover windows.
    • Silence all noise, including cell phones, radios, and computers.
    • Have one person call 911, if it is safe to do so. Be prepared to answer the dispatcher’s questions.
    • If it is not safe to talk, keep the phone on so it can be monitored by the dispatcher.
    • Stay out of sight and take cover behind large, thick items or furniture.
    • Do not open the door until the person can provide an identification badge.
    • Remain under cover until law enforcement advises it is safe to evacuate.
    • Positively verify the identity of law enforcement as an unfamiliar voice may be the shooter attempting to lure victims from a safe place.

 

  • FIGHT, if you must:
    • If there is no opportunity to run or hide, as a last resort, and only when your life is in imminent danger, attempt to disrupt and/or incapacitate the active shooter.
    • Use any object in the vicinity to throw at and disorient the shooter, even a couple of seconds of disruption could cause less shooting.

 

  • Respond Appropriately when Law Enforcement Arrives:
    • Remain calm and follow officer’s instructions.
    • Raise your hands, spread your fingers, and keep hands visible at all times.
    • Do not run when police enter the vicinity. Drop to the floor, if you are told to do so, or move calmly out of the area or building.
    • Do not make quick moves toward officers or hold on to them for safety.
    • Avoid pointing, screaming, or yelling
    • Do not stop officers to ask for help or directions. Evacuate the building in the direction the officers arrived while keeping your hands above your head.
    • For your own safety, do not get upset or argue if an officer questions whether you are a shooter or a victim. Do not resist, even if you are handcuffed and searched.
    • If you are a witness you will be asked to give a statement to the police.

 

Bomb Threat

 

IF YOU RECEIVE A BOMB THREAT:

TURN OFF ALL CELL PHONES AND TWO-WAY RADIOS. Their operational frequencies may cause detonation of an explosive device.

WHILE THE CALLER IS ON THE PHONE:

  1. Remain calm.
  2. Keep the caller on the phone as long as possible or is safe to do so.
  3. Get the attention of a coworker, if possible, and have them use another phone to call 911.
  4. Write out the caller’s message in its entirety and as accurately as possible.
  5. Get as much information as possible and fill out the “bomb threat card” as completely and accurately as possible. Give it to the responding police officer.

 

IF THE BOMB LOCATION IS KNOWN OR DISCLOSED BY THE CALLER:

  1. Immediately give that information to law enforcement, they will decide whether to evacuate the area or not.
  2. If the location has not been disclosed follow the instructions of the responding police officers.

 

BOMB THREAT CARD  (obtain this information as possible, the caller will often times share this information)

Where is the bomb?
__________________________________________________________________________________

When will it go off?

__________________________________________________________________________________

How much time is left?

__________________________________________________________________________________

What kind of bomb it is?

__________________________________________________________________________________

What does the bomb look like?
__________________________________________________________________________________

Why is the building being bombed?

__________________________________________________________________________________

How do you know about the bomb?

__________________________________________________________________________________

Why are you calling?

__________________________________________________________________________________

What is your name?

__________________________________________________________________________________

Address?

__________________________________________________________________________________

Phone Number?

__________________________________________________________________________________

Time of call?

__________________________________________________________________________________

If the building is occupied, inform the caller that the explosion will cause death and injury.

 

Other details to listen for:

Voice Characteristics:  Loud, soft, deep, high, raspy, pleasant, nasal, intoxicated, other:

__________________________________________________________________________________

Accent:  Local, foreign, unusual characteristics, other: __________________________________________________________________________________

Location/Background Noise:  office machines, aircraft, quiet, other:  __________________________________________________________________________________

 

Campus Emergency

 

For CAMPUS EMERGENCY

If a life-threatening medical emergency occurs, call 911*

Calling 911 on a cell phone while on campus will put you in contact with Orem City Dispatch who will notify UVU campus police of the situation.  University police may not be aware of the emergency until notified by Orem Police.

 

Chemical Spill

 

The SAFETY DATA SHEET (SDS) in your area is located: __________________________________________________________________________________

The FIRE ALARM closest to your area is: __________________________________________________________________________________

 

IF A SMALL SPILL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS HAS OCCURRED AND ONLY THREATENS THOSE IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY:

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLEAN UP THE HAZARDOUS SPILL

Call the UVU Police Department at 801-863-5555

Obtain and give as much information as possible to campus police and arriving emergency crews.

     Example:  Safety Data Sheets, if available

                      Name of chemical

                      Who has been exposed

                      Any injuries

                      Length of exposure

                      Size of spill

 

IF A LARGE OR LIFE-THREATENING SPILL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS HAS OCCURRED AND/OR THREATENS MORE THAN ONE ROOM:

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLEAN UP THE HAZARDOUS SPILL

Follow RAIN acronym

R:  Recognize there is a problem

A:  Avoid any contact with hazardous spill

I:  Isolate the area by getting others away from the hazardous spill

N:  Notify the UVU Police Department at 801-863-5555

 

Additional Actions:

  1. Evacuate the building if appropriate
  2. Have available as much information as possible concerning the hazardous material spilled
  3. Do not re-enter the area until directed to by authorized personnel.

 

Communications

 

UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS PLAN

PURPOSE:The purpose of this plan is to aid in minimizing confusion and curbing escalation of inaccurate and erroneous information related to a problem or emergency at the university.

POLICY: University Marketing and Communications is the official channel through which any information concerning the university is to be disseminated to media sources. 

COLLEGE SPOKESPERSON: The Senior Director of Communications will act as university spokesperson or will assign a Public Information Officer to act as such. During an emergency only the University spokesperson is authorized to provide information to the media.

 

Earthquake

 

IF YOU ARE INDOORS DURING AN EARTHQUAKE:

 During the shaking:

  1. Stay inside. Debris falling from the outside of buildings can cause serious injury.
  2. Take cover under a sturdy desk, table, or other furniture. Duck, Cover, Hold On!
  3. Stay away from windows or other large glass items.

 

After the shaking:

  1. Do not turn on light switches which may cause an explosion in the event there are gas leaks.
  2. Proceed with caution while exiting the building.
  3. Do not run for exits that may be crowded with people.
  4. Use caution on stairways that may be obstructed or damaged.
  5. Do not attempt to use elevators.
  6. Help those around you that may need extra assistance if possible.

 

IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE DURING AN EARTHQUAKE:

  1. Move away from buildings and utility wires. Once in the open, remain there until the shaking stops
  2. Do not enter buildings until structural safety can be assessed

 

IF YOU ARE IN A MOVING VEHICLE DURING AN EARTHQUAKE:

  1. Stop as quickly as safety permits. Turn off motor. DO NOT STOP UNDER POWER LINES, ON OR UNDER OVERPASSES, HEAVY OBJECTS, OR NEXT TO BUILDINGS.
  2. Remain in the vehicle.
  3. When tremors stop, drive on carefully watching for falling objects, downed electrical wires, and broken or undermined roadways.
  4. Do not enter buildings until structural safety can be assessed.

 

AFTER AN EARTHQUAKE:

  1. Be prepared for additional aftershocks. They are usually smaller but can cause additional damage or collapse weakened structures.
  2. Do not attempt to move seriously injured persons unless they are in immediate danger of further injury. Report the location of the injured person to emergency personnel.
  3. A campus facilities department team will assess the structural damage as soon as possible and provide further instructions.

 

University Response:

  1. An Emergency Command Center (EOC) will be activated and immediate actions will be taken to respond to people who are injured and to mitigate further property damage.
  2. Every effort to communicate will be used. If possible uvu.info will have information.
  3. Building marshals and floor captains will assist getting people to safety and reporting injuries and building damage.
  4. UVU will work closely with city and county Emergency Management as it relates to response and recovery.

 

Elevator Failure

 

IF YOU ARE IN AN ELEVATOR THAT FAILS:

  1. Use the in-elevator phone to report the failure. It will notify the UVU Police Department.
  2. If the phone is disabled push the alarm button or use a cell phone, if available, to notify the UVU Police Department at 801-863-5555, or call 911.

 

IN CASE OF ELEVATOR FAILURE:

  1. Anytime you hear an elevator alarm sound investigate the problem if safe to do so.
  2. If it is determined that there is a failure or problem contact the Facilities Department at 801-863-8130, during business hours (7a.m.-5p.m.). After 5 p.m. and on weekends, contact the UVU Police Department at 801-863-5555.

 

IN CASE OF MISUSE, VANDALISM, OR OTHER PROBLEMS:

  1. Call the UVU Police Department and report the problem immediately at 801-863-5555.

 

In the event of a power outage, facilities personnel will check all elevators.

 

Explosion

 

There may be a variety of reasons for an explosion on campus.  Initially it may not be important why the explosion occurred, that will be investigated afterward

  1. Get out of the general area of the explosion, help others to get out as possible.
  2. Call 911 (Orem City Dispatch). This will initiate Fire, Police, and EMS
  3. Attend to any injuries as possible while waiting for medical care to arrive
  4. Stop anyone from entering the area where the explosion occurred.

 

Evacuation

 

The building must be evacuated if the fire alarm sounds or if you are instructed to evacuate by an authorized Public Safety, Facilities, Building Captain/Marshal or Administrative representative.

WHEN INSTRUCTED TO EVACUATE THE BUILDING:

  1. Always leave the building immediately. Turn off equipment and lights. Close the door behind you, but do not lock it. (A closed door can act as a fire barrier in case of fire.)
  2. Use stairways to exit. Assist disabled or injured persons in evacuating the building.
  3. Elevators should not be used if there is any danger of a power failure during evacuation. If you are in doubt as to the nature of the emergency, DO NOT USE THE ELEVATOR.  IN CASE OF FIRE NO ONE SHOULD USE AN ELEVATOR.
  4. If you encounter individuals who are ignoring the fire alarm instruct them to leave the building immediately.
  5. Once outside, move away from the building. Keep streets and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel.
  6. DO NOT re-enter the building until directed to do so by an authorized Public Safety, Facilities, building captain/marshal or administrative representative.

 

Fire

 

The FIRE EXTINGUISHER in your area is located: __________________________________________________________________________________

Please become familiar with its use. The Fire Marshall will train you if requested (801-863-8021).

The FIRE ALARM closest to your area is located: __________________________________________________________________________________

 

IF IT IS A SMALL, EXTINGUISHABLE FIRE:

  1. Report the fire by activating the nearest fire alarm. 
  2. Use the fire extinguisher in your area to extinguish the fire if the fire is small (trash can size or smaller)
  3. DO NOT endanger yourself to put out a fire.
  4. ALWAYS have a partner, never attempt to extinguish a fire alone.
  5. ALWAYS maintain an exit path
  6. Call the UVU Police Department at 801-863-5555 and report the incident.

 

IF THE FIRE CANNOT BE EXTINGUISHED WITH A FIRE EXTINGUISHER:

  1. Report the fire by activating the nearest fire alarm pull station, then exit the building immediately.

Activating the alarm will automatically report the fire to UVU’s Police Department.

 

WHEN A FIRE ALARM SOUNDS:

  1. Always leave the building immediately. Turn off equipment and lights if time and safety permits and close, but do not lock, the door behind you. A closed door can act as a fire barrier.
  2. Use stairways to exit. Never use an elevator as an emergency exit.
  3. As you evacuate the building:
    1. Please be aware of disabled individuals who are also trying to leave the building and offer whatever assistance you can.
    2. If you encounter individuals who are ignoring the fire alarm, request them to leave the building immediately.
  4. Once outside, move away from the affected building. Keep streets and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel.
  5. Do not re-enter the building until directed to do so by an authorized Public Safety, Facilities, or administrative representative.

 

Life Threatening Medical Emergency

 

IF THE EMERGENCY APPEARS TO BE LIFE-THREATENING:

(Examples: unconsciousness, inability to move, potential spinal injuries, broken bones, uncontrollable bleeding, heart attack, stroke, inability to breathe, etc.)

  1. Do not move the victim unless imminent danger exists.
  2. Call 911 for emergency assistance.
  3. Send someone to meet emergency personnel at the building entrance and guide them to the emergency location.
  4. If possible, obtain names of witnesses and information necessary. For an accident report the following:
    1. Name of injured person
    2. Injured person’s address and telephone number
    3. Date and time of injury
    4. Brief summary of action taken
    5. Names and phone numbers of any witnesses
    6. Forward this information to the police officer at the scene of the emergency 
  5. If STUDENT or NON-EMPLOYEE is injured:
    1. Complete the UVU Injury/Accident Report Form on UVU’s Risk Management website. 
    2. Email completed form to riskmanagement@uvu.edu.
  6.  If EMPLOYEE injury: 
    1. Report Injury to supervisor. 
    2. Complete the UVU Employee Injury Form found on the workplace safety & notices section of myUVU.
    3. Contact UVU’s Division of People and Culture at 801-863-8389.

 

Minor Medical Emergency

 

POST ACCIDENT INJURY – CONTACT THE UVU POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 801-863-5555

Occasionally accidents will occur wherein individuals, including the accident victim, will assume that no injury has occurred and that no medical attention is required.  However, symptoms may become evident later, and an accident report should be filed as soon as possible with the UVU Police Department at 801-863-5555.

If STUDENT or NON-EMPLOYEE is injured:

  1. Complete the UVU Injury/Accident Report Form found on UVU’s Risk Management website.
  2. Email completed form to riskmanagement@uvu.edu.

 

If EMPLOYEE injury:

  1. Report injury to supervisor.
  2. Complete the UVU Employee Injury Form found on the workplace safety & notices section of myUVU.
  3. Contact UVU’s Division of People and Culture at 801-863-8389.

 

Natural Gas

 

IF YOU SMELL NATURAL GAS IMMEDIATELY EVACUATE ALL PERSONS FROM THE BUILDING AND CALL 911 AFTER LEAVING THE BUILDING.

  1. Do not light a flame.
  2. Do not use your telephone or any electronic devices in the vicinity of the leak.
  3. Do not use light switches or electrically operated equipment.

The unusual smell is a harmless chemical that Questar Gas adds to natural gas so even the smallest leak is easy to detect. This odorant is added as a safety precaution because natural gas has no odor of its own.

 

Non-Life-Threatening Emergency

 

IF THE EMERGENCY REQUIRES MEDICAL ATTENTION BUT APPEARS NOT TO BE LIFE-THREATENING:

(Examples: Cuts, abrasions, sprains, fainting spells, simple fractures, etc.)

  1. Call the UVU Police Department at 801-863-5555. NOTE: If the injured person chooses not to be transported to a medical facility and you disagree with that determination, you may insist that a trained person be called to the scene to assist in making the determination; then call UVU Police at 801-863-5555.
  2. If possible, obtain names of witnesses and information necessary for the accident report including the following:
    1. Name of injured person
    2. Injured person’s address and telephone number
    3. Date and time of injury.
    4. Brief summary of action taken
    5. Names and phone numbers of any witnesses

 

If STUDENT or NON-EMPLOYEE is injured:

  1. Complete the UVU Injury/Accident Report Form found on UVU’s Risk Management website.
  2. Email completed form to riskmanagement@uvu.edu.

 

If EMPLOYEE injury:

  1. Report injury to supervisor.
  2. Complete the UVU Employee Injury Form found on the workplace safety & notices section of myUVU.
  3. Contact UVU’s Division of People and Culture at 801-863-8389.

 

DO NOT TRANSPORT INJURED PERSONS IN PERSONAL VEHICLES.

 

Power Failure

 

Consider purchasing a FLASHLIGHT for your area/office.

At the beginning of each semester, ask the following questions:

  1. Where is the flashlight?
  2. Does it work? TEST IT!
  3. Where are battery replacements?

 

IN CASE OF POWER FAILURE:

  1. Notify Facilities at 801-863-8130. Designate one person from each department to place the call. A large number of calls will tie up lines and may affect our ability to restore power to the area in a timely manner. If power loss occurs after regular business hours call The UVU Police Department at 801-863-5555.
  2. Turn equipment or switches off to help prevent possible damage to equipment from power surges when power is restored.
  3. Leave dark areas as safely as possible, emergency lighting will remain on. Assist any individuals with disabilities to lit areas. There is no need to evacuate the building unless there are other associated dangers.
  4. Information about the power failure and its expected duration will be available on uvu.info. Every effort will be made to communicate (text messages, push notifications, etc.) with the campus community about timelines and other helpful information.
  5. Do NOT assume employees will go home, it takes some time to sort out the cause of the power failure and how long it will take to restore power. Power is generally back on within an hour.

 

AFTER A POWER FAILURE:

  1. Check your area and report any equipment or other damage to the proper supervisor or department head.
  2. Facilities personnel will restore all building-wide systems, such as heat, air conditioning as quickly as possible.
  3. Specific department instructions: ____________________________________________________________________________

 

Psychological Services

 

Student Health Services 801-863-8876

As with individuals, the UVU community will suffer trauma and psychological distress in the aftermath of disasters or crimes. Almost everyone will be in shock, yet each individual is likely to react with a different set of emotions, which may include sadness, anger, fear, helplessness or euphoria. Also, caregivers in the community (fire, police, etc.), wanting to help in the crisis, may themselves be affected by a sense of shock.

The UVU Student Health Services crisis team would respond to assist victims of traumatic stress on our campus. Crisis team services would include, but not be limited to, crisis intervention, post-trauma counseling, group crisis interventions, death notification, etc.

There are three primary tasks the team performs: 

  • Helping decision makers identify all the groups at risk of experiencing trauma.
  • Training local caregivers who are to reach out to groups after the crisis team.
  • Leading group crisis intervention sessions to show how those sessions can help victims to cope with their stress.

 

Risk Management

 

RISK MANAGEMENT:

  1. The UVU Police Department at 801-863-5555 or 911 will be contacted during or immediately following emergencies that threaten people or property)
  2. Notify the Office of Risk Management at 801-863-5972 as soon as possible, regarding accidents on campus (University vehicles and personal injury).
  3. Upon notification, the Office of Risk Management will:
    1. Assess the situation as it relates to Risk Management (insurance claims).
    2. Assess the area to prevent further damage.
    3. Gather information
      1. Take pictures of affected area and property
      2. Interview those involved
      3. Provide follow-up actions as needed

 

FOR HAZARDOUS OR UNSAFE SITUATIONS THAT HAVE OCCURRED OR MAY OCCUR CONTACT UVU’S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY AT 801-863-8560.

If it is after regular office hours and is imminently dangerous, call the UVU Police Department at 801-863-5555

 

Safety Tips

 

SAFETY TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS BEFORE ANY TYPE OF EMERGENCY OCCURS:

  1. Secure bookcases, filing cabinets, shelves, racks, and similar items over four feet tall. (earthquakes).
  2. Secure compressed gas cylinders to firm support (e.g. wall) by means of a strong chain or belt at the top and lower half of cylinders. (OSHA requires).
  3. Store valuable materials sensitive to shock damage such as laboratory instruments, computer disks, and glassware in latched cabinets or on lipped shelves to prevent falling (earthquakes).
  4. Rearrange cluttered storage areas (especially hallways or near exits) to provide evacuation routes in the event of an emergency. If items are stored or secured in exit areas, they must be approved by the University Fire Marshal (Fire Codes, OSHA).
  5. Store chemicals according to UVU Environmental Health guidelines and requirements (OSHA, Fire Codes).
  6. Minimized the number of glass bottles containing flammable or extremely toxic materials. Use safety cans or flammable liquid storage cabinets where possible (Fire Code).
  7. Secure and cover vessels, vats, dip tanks or other items that contain hazardous materials so that they will not fall over (earthquakes).
  8. Move or rearrange your desk or worktables away from windows.
  9. Inspect your work areas periodically with your safety committee to maintain awareness and to identify situations for correction.
  10.  Keep items stored on low levels, especially large and heavy objects.
  11. If you are using any hazardous materials ensure a Safety Data Sheet is available for review of further health and safety information. 
  12.  For optimal preparation, your department and/or building should  have an Emergency Preparedness Plan in place. This includes an  evacuation map, emergency telephone list, and emergency assembly  area (a place all employees know to go to for accountability).
  13.  Be certain to hold periodic emergency evacuation and preparedness  drills.

 

SAFETY TIPS:

  1. Make sure doors close securely behind you when exiting.
  2. Alert co-workers and the UVU Police Department at 801-863-5555 if you see any strange or suspicious people or behavior in or around the building.
  3. If you must work after hours, take precautions that strangers cannot enter the building or your office.
  4. When working late and are concerned, call the UVU Police Department for an escort to your car or public transportation.

Emergency Response Teams and the UVU Police Department are the only persons authorized to enter a hazardous area. Building occupants must evacuate if the fire alarm sounds or you have been instructed to do so by an authorized Public Safety, Facilities, or administrative representative. Remain outside until directed to return by the police or other official.

 

Snowstorms or Severe Weather

 

SCHEDULE CHANGE

Please reference www.uvu.info for additional information about changes to campus schedules. Every effort will be made to communicate with the campus community about schedule changes.

Additional Information

If serious storms cause a change in the university schedule, TV and radio stations will be contacted by University Marketing & Communications as soon as possible and will be asked to broadcast the necessary information regarding changes to the campus status and class schedules. Classes in session will be contacted and informed about early dismissals, if required. A push notification will be used through the UVU App as well.

 

Threatening Person

 

WHEN CONFRONTED BY A THREATENING PERSON (verbal or behavior/actions):

  1. IMMEDIATELY DIAL 911 after removing yourself from the location of the threat if possible.
  2. STAY ON THE LINE as long as it takes. Leave the phone line open so the dispatcher can monitor the situation until officers arrive at your location.
  3. DO NOT CONFRONT THE SUSPECT!

 

Help the police by reporting any crime as soon as you can. The chance of catching someone diminishes with the passage of time.

 

Violence Prevention

 

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION:

UVU is committed to maintaining a safe work environment. Given the increasing level of violence in society, UVU has adopted the following guidelines to deal with intimidation, harassment, or other threats of or acts of violence that may occur on its premises.

  1. All employees, students, visitors and UVU community members, including supervisors and temporary employees, should be treated with courtesy and respect at all times.
  2. Conduct on premises that threatens, intimidates, or coerces an employee, a customer, or a member of the public, or conduct that threatens or involves the destruction of university property will not be tolerated.
  3. All threats of or acts of violence, both direct and indirect, should be reported as soon as possible to your immediate supervisor and University Police.
  4. All suspicious individuals or activities should be reported as soon as possible to a supervisor and the UVU Police Department at 801-863-5555.
  5. The UVU police Department will promptly and thoroughly investigate all reports of threats, acts of violence or suspicious individuals or activities.
  6. Anyone determined to be responsible for threats or acts of violence or other conduct that is in violation of these guidelines will be subject to prompt disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, permanent suspension from UVU and/or prosecution for criminal acts.

UVU encourages employees to bring their disputes with other UVU community members to the attention of their supervisors or the Division of People of Culture at 801-863-8207, before the situation escalates into potential violence.

 

Violent Incident

 

CALL 911

Violent or potentially violent incidents may include:

  • Fights
  • Stalking behavior
  • Threats of harm to self or others
  • Arguments with raised voices or obvious anger
  • Property destruction or threats of property destruction
  • Threat of, or actual presence of, a weapon (example: “I have a knife in my pocket”)
  • Excessive “horseplay” which may result in injury
  • Harassing behavior directed at any individual or group
  • Suspicious individuals or groups
  • Hazing

 

IF YOU SEE OR HEAR A VIOLENT INCIDENT ON CAMPUS:

  1. Report ALL such incidents to 911 IMMEDIATELY!
  2. DO NOT try to intervene in a violent situation.
  3. If you hear a disturbance near your work area, do not attempt to investigate to “see what is happening.”
  4. Leave the area as soon as your safety will permit.

 

FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE CALL UVU POLICE AT 801-863-5555 OR 911.

 

Water Leak

 

IN CASE OF WATER LEAK:

  1. Use caution and stay clear if the water could come in contact with electrically energized equipment such as lights, wall outlets, floor outlets, machinery, etc.
  2. IF YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY, turn off any lighting or equipment that may come in contact with the water to help prevent additional damage or electrical hazard.
  3. If possible, determine the source of the water (piping, roof, floor, drains, etc).
  4. Also note location of the building, room, area or outdoors, grounds, etc.
  5. Notify Facilities at 801-863-8130 during regular business hours 7a.m.-5p.m.

 

After 5 p.m. and on weekends, contact the UVU Police Department at 801-863-5555.

 

 

Preparedness hunt

 

EMPLOYEE PREPAREDNESS SCAVENGER HUNT

(Downloadable copy below)

 

  1. What phone number is listed in your myUVU Text Opt-In and will receive emergency alerts? ______________________________
  2. Where can you go to test your phone’s ability to receive emergency alerts and notifications? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  3. What is the phone number for Campus Police? _______________________________________ (Remember in an emergency dial 911, not Campus Police)
  4. Look around your office. Identify one protective action can you take to reduce hazards in your area should an earthquake occur? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  5. List 3 items from the bookstore or scoops that can go into your workplace disaster supply kit:  ________________________, ________________________, and ________________________
  6. Depending on the circumstance, the three general responses that apply to all active shooter incidents are ____________________, ___________________, or _______________________
  7. Where is the closet AED cabinet located to your office? ______________________________________________________________________
  8. Is there a Stop the Bleed kit located in the AED cabinet? ______________________________________________________________________
  9. Where is the closest fire extinguisher located to your office? _________________________________________________________________
  10. Where is the evacuation device located in my building? _______________________________________________________________________
  11. Is there anyone in my office who is CPR certified? _____________________________________________________________________________
  12. Look through UVU’s Emergency Management website. What does a Building Marshal/Floor Captain do ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  13. Who is your buildings Marshal or Floor Captain? _______________________________________________________________________________
  14. Where is my department’s designated emergency assembly point during an evacuation? _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  15. Who can my department reach out to for additional emergency trainings? _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Campus Active shooter

 

An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated place. Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop
the shooting and mitigate harm to victims. Active shooter incidents often begin and conclude quickly, and the incident may be at any location. This leaves university police very little time to coordinate response procedures with off campus law enforcement and students, faculty and staff. Individuals must be prepared both mentally and
physically to deal with an active shooter situation. The response to a specific incident will depend on the circumstances unique to that incident. However, there are general procedures that apply to all active shooter incidents.

  1. RUN, away if possible
    • Determine an escape route based on where an active
      shooter may be located. If it is unclear where the shooter is,
      hide/barricade in a room before running into a hallway where the shooter may be.
    • Leave your belongings behind. Keep your hands empty and
      visible at all times.
    •  Help others run away, if possible, but do not attempt to move the wounded. Run away even if others do not agree to follow.
    • Move quickly to a safe place far from the shooter and take
      cover. Remain there until police arrive and give instructions.
    • Remain calm. Avoid screaming or yelling as you run away.
    • Follow all instructions of law enforcement.
    • When and only if it is safe call 911.
  2. HIDE if applicable/necessary 
    • Go to the nearest room, office, or classroom and lock the
      door(s). If the door does not lock, wedge the door shut or
      use heavy furniture to barricade it. 
    • Identify an escape route in the event you are directed to
      evacuate.
    • Close blinds, turn off lights, and cover windows.
    • Silence all noise, including cell phones, radios, and
      computers.
    • Have one person call 911, if it is safe to do so. Be
      prepared to answer the dispatcher’s questions.
    • If it is not safe to talk, keep the phone on so it can be
      monitored by the dispatcher.
    • Stay out of sight and take cover behind large, thick items or
      furniture.
    • Do not open the door until the person can provide an
      identification badge.
    • Remain under cover until law enforcement advises it is safe
      to evacuate.
      • Positively verify the identity of law enforcement as an unfamiliar voice may be the shooter attempting to lure victims from a safe place.
  3. FIGHT, If you Must
    • If there is no opportunity to run or hide, as a last resort, and
      only when your life is in imminent danger, attempt to disrupt and/or incapacitate the active shooter.
    • Use any object in the vicinity to throw at and disorient the shooter, even a couple of seconds of disruption could cause
      less shooting. 
  4. When Law Enforcement Arrives
    • Remain calm and follow officers’ instructions.
    • Raise your hands, spread your fingers, and keep hands
      visible at all times.
    • Do not run when police enter the vicinity. Drop to the floor, if you are told to do so, or move calmly out of the area or
      building.
    • Do not make quick moves toward officers or hold on to them for safety.
    • Avoid pointing, screaming, or yelling.
    • Do not stop officers to ask for help or directions. Evacuate
      the building in the direction the officers arrived while keeping your hands above your head.
    • For your own safety, do not get upset or argue if an officer
      questions whether you are a shooter or a victim. Do not
      resist, even if you are handcuffed and searched.
    • If you are a witness you will be asked to give a statement to
      the police.

Considerations for Specific Areas

  • In a classroom or office
    • STAY THERE. Secure the door.
    • If the door has no lock and the door opens in, a heavy door
      wedge should be kept on hand and driven in as hard as you
      can, or use heavy furniture to barricade the door.
    • If the door has a window, cover it if you can. Get out of sight
      from the door and stay low and quiet. Silence cell phones
      and other electronic devices.
    • If no police units are on scene, move well away from the
      shooter and find safe cover positions and wait for the police to arrive.
    • When officers arrive on scene follow their directions.
    • Do not leave the area entirely; you may have valuable
      information regarding the suspect or incident that responding police officers will need. Once in a safe place, stay there.
  • In hallways or corridors
    • If you are in a hallway, get to a nearby room and secure it.
      Unless you are close to an exit, do not attempt to run
      through a long hallway to get to an exit as you may
      encounter the shooter.
  • In large rooms or auditoriums
    • If in a gym, theater or auditorium and the shooter is not
      present, move out external exits and get to safety. When
      encountering responding police officers, keep your hands
      visible and do as you are directed.
  • Trapped with the shooter
    • If you are trapped in a room with the shooter, do not do
      anything to provoke the shooter. If no shooting is occurring,
      do what the shooter says and do not move suddenly.
    • If the shooter starts shooting, take decisive action:
      • Freeze: some will freeze because they are unable to
        act.
      • Run: run for an exit while zigzagging (if appropriate).
      • Fight: attack the shooter. Attacking the shooter is
        very dangerous, but may be less dangerous than
        doing nothing in some cases. A moving target is
        harder to hit than a stationary one, and the last thing
        the shooter will expect is to be attacked by an
        unarmed person.
      • Any option (freezing, running or fighting) may result
        in a bad outcome.
  • Open spaces
    • Stay alert and look for cover, such as brick walls, large trees, retaining walls, parked vehicles or any other object that may stop gunfire rounds from penetrating.
    • Always notify the police department as soon as it is safe to
      do so.
  • Be aware of those with accessibility and functional needs
    • This group of people may need extra assistance to Run or
      Hide.
    • They may be very disoriented or scared if they cannot hear
      or see.
    • Think about escape routes for those that may need it. 
  • When is it safe to come out of hiding or return to the building?
    • Stay hidden and quiet until a law enforcement officer tells
      you it is safe or you receive other valid information that lets
      you know the incident has ended.
    • Law enforcement may enter the room with keys and give
      instructions regarding evacuation.
    • A mass text notification may be sent indicating it is safe and
      clear.
    • Other forms of communication may be used to let people
      know it is safe and clear.

Employee/Student Training and Awareness

  • Active Shooter face to face training is available by contacting
    Emergency Management at 801-863-7977.
  • Active Shooter training videos are available on the Emergency
    Management website: www.uvu.edu/emergencymanagement.
  • Faculty can request training for their students by contacting
    Emergency Management at 801-863-7977.
  • Additional resources are attached below

Stop the bleed kits

 

About Stop the Bleed

Stop the Bleed campaign encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help victims in a bleeding emergency before professionals arrive on scene. In such an event, knowing how to properly stop the bleed can save a life. UVU has bleeding control kits placed in AED cabinets all around campus. To schedule a live Stop the Bleed training for your employees contact Robin Ebmeyer at 801-863-7797 or via email at robin.ebmeyer@uvu.edu

Included in the Stop the Bleed kits around campus are: 

  • Gloves
  • Scissors
  • Gauze
  • Swat-T Tourniquet
  • Swat-T Treatment Band
  • Pen

Stop the Bleed Kit Contents

 

AED Devices and locations

 
Automated External Defibrillator

"An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a medical device designed to analyze the heart rhythm and deliver an electric shock to victims of ventricular fibrillation to restore the heart rhythm to normal. Ventricular fibrillation is the uncoordinated heart rhythm most often responsible for sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when ventricular fibrillation takes place or when the heart stops beating altogether. Without medical attention, the victim collapses, lose consciousness, becomes unresponsive, and dies. Many victims have no prior history of heart disease and are stricken without warning. Chances of survival from sudden cardiac death diminish by 7 – 10 percent for each minute without immediate CPR or defibrillation. After 10 minutes, resuscitation rarely succeeds."
- OSHA.gov

AED On UVU Campus

There are AEDs placed in cabinets all over UVU campus. To access a map of the AEDs on campus explore the list on the right. UVU utilizes a couple different brands of AEDs across campus including Heartsine and Cardiac Science. Watch the videos below to learn more about how to use these AEDs.

 







Explore the resources below to learn more about medical emergencies and AEDs. 


UVU AED Locations

Alumni Center

Browning Administration

Business Resource Center

Clarke Building

Computer Science Building

Extended Education

Facilities Complex

Fulton Library

Gear Up

Gunther Technology Building

Hall of Flags

Liberal Arts Building

Losee Center

McKay Education Building

Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism

NUVI Basketball Center

Physical Education Building

Pope Science Building

Sorensen Center

Sparks Automotive

Student Life Building

UCCU Ballpark

UCCU Events Center

Wee Care Center

Woodbury Business Building

Wolverine Service Center


Other Locations

Canyon Park Building L

Provo Airport Campus

West Campus

Evacuation devices

 
Evacuation Procedures

The building must be evacuated if the fire alarm sounds or it you are instructed to evacuate by an authorized Public Safety, Facilities, Building Captain/Marshal, or Administrative Assistant. 

WHEN INSTRUCTED TO EVACUATE THE BUILDING:

  1. Always leave the building immediately. Turn off equipment and lights. Close the door behind you, but do not lock it.  (A closed door can act as a fire barrier in case of fire.)
  2. Take personal belongings such as ID, keys, purses, wallets, backpacks, etc.
  3. Use stairways to exit. Assist disabled or injured persons in evacuating the building.
  4. Elevators should not be used if there is any danger of a power failure during evacuation.  If you are in doubt as to the nature of the emergency, DO NOT USE THE ELEVATOR.  IN CASE OF FIRE NO ONE SHOULD USE AN ELEVATOR.
  5. If you encounter individuals who are ignoring the fire alarm instruct them to leave the building immediately.
  6. Once outside, move away from the building. Keep streets and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel.
  7. DO NOT re-enter the building until directed to do so by an authorized public safety, facilities, building captain/marshal or administrative representative.

 

UVU Evacuation Devices

Med Sled Evacuation Devices allow for evacuation from buildings in emergency situations. Med Sled Devices are located around campus. To schedule and Evacuation Device training for your area contact Robin Ebmeyer at 801-863-7797 or via email at robin.ebmeyer@uvu.edu

The following video is a instructional demonstration of the MedSled Evacuation Device. 

UVU Evacuation Devices 
 

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