Procedures In Case Of Emergency
If you receive a bomb threat over the telephone:
- Listen carefully to the details of the threat and try to keep the caller talking until you are able to get the answers to the following questions:
- When is the bomb going to explode?
- Where is it right now?
- What does it look like?
- What kind of bomb is it?
- What will cause it to explode?
- Did you place the bomb?
- What is your name?
All University buildings use electricity provided by Lincoln Electric System (LES). In the event of a power outage, the goal is to minimize potential damage to expensive scientific instrumentation, and/or experiments and to avoid the creation of hazardous situations.
If a Power Outage occurs between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
- Contact the Building Maintenance Reporter (BMR) for your building. The BMR will be aware of routine maintenance. In the event...
- Pull the nearest fire alarm
- Use the nearest exit
- Do not use elevators
- Persons with disabilities, that cannot use the stairs, should wait for trained responders
- Take your belongings IF they are nearby
- Move to a safe distance
- Re-enter only if directed by first responders
- Let others know about the evacuation & encourage them to exit
- NEVER ignore the alarm - do not assume it is false - do not...
Exposure or injury reporting: If there is any exposure or injury involved, complete a first report of injury and submit it to Human Resources.
Follow-up: Investigate all spills and take appropriate steps to prevent similar spills.
Outdoors: Immediately notify Environmental Health and Safety (402-472-4925) during business hours or Campus Operator (dial "0" on campus) after hours for assessment.
Additional information on spill prevention and planning can... more...
Many buildings on campus use natural gas to provide heat and for laboratory work. In addition, underground natural gas lines run across campus. Natural gas does not have an odor, so a chemical that smells like rotten eggs is added to the gas. This chemical allows us to smell natural gas at levels well below explosive levels.
If a natural gas smell is noticed outside: Call the University Operator (dial "0" on campus) or the UNL Police at 402-... more...
General guidance for immediate response actions for on-the-job and student injuries may be found in the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Safe Operating Procedure, On-The-Job and Student Injuries http://ehs.unl.edu/sop/s-injury.pdf.
Click here for active shooter response training resources.
Run - If you know where the danger is and it is safe to go
Hide - If unsafe to escape, hide in a secure place
Fight - If hiding is not an option, fight as if your life depends on it.
A survival mindset is important. The link below provides additional training. more...