Health and Safety Guidelines

It is our policy to take all practical steps to provide a learning community that is free from recognized threats to life and health. The Art Department will, therefore, maintain a proactive Health & Safety Program that will be in full compliance with Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations. Each member of our learning community has a particular responsibility for acting in a safe manner and for reporting unsafe conditions immediately. In carrying out this responsibility, the URG Safety Officer should be called upon for assistance, but the availability of such assistance in no way reduces an individual’s responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others. The students, faculty, and staff are the vital resources in our community and their well-being is of primary importance.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

This plan is posted above, on all exit doors in the Art Annex, and is in the Health and Safety Binder in the office of the Fine Arts Building. The plan details the proper procedure for dealing with all emergencies.

The Campus Police Office is on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is equipped and trained to handle emergency situations that may occur on campus. 

Emergencies: 911

Campus Police Department: (740) 245-7286

All emergencies must be reported immediately to your instructor or technician. The University has installed first aid kits in studios for emergency use. Know the location of these kits for each department. Report any empty kits to an instructor or technician. Eyewash and deluge showers are located in appropriate studio areas. Chemicals in the eyes or on the skin require a minimum of 15 minutes rinse with an eyewash or shower, followed immediately by emergency medical attention by a doctor or nurse.  As a convenience, the emergency procedures are presented in check-list fashion below. Please take a few minutes to review the Emergency Information section and make copies for handy future reference.

For further safety information and access to other safety resources call the campus Health and Safety Officer, Scott Borden: (740) 245-7286

BASIC EMERGENCY INSTRUCTIONS

In Case Of Fire:

  • Leave the immediate area, closing all doors behind you.
  • Sound alarm by pulling handle on the fire alarm station.
  • Call Campus Police at 911 or (740) 245-7286.
  • Use a portable fire extinguisher only if you know how to do so and the fire is very small. Sound the fire alarm before using a portable extinguisher.

In Case Of Injury:

  • If chemicals are on skin or in eyes then immediately start rinsing affected area with water.
  • If possible, remove victim from immediate cause of injury and call Campus Police at 911 or (740) 245-7286.

In Case Of Spill or Leak:

  • Turn off all ignition sources and open all outside doors/windows to let any flammable vapors escape.
  • Call Campus Police at 911 or (740) 245-7286.
  • Evacuate area immediately if spill or leak produces hazardous vapors.

Reporting an Emergency: Call 911 or Campus Police  (740) 245-7286

When Reporting an Emergency:

  • Give exact location of emergency (Bldg., Rm., Etc.).
  • Give your name & phone no. from where you’re calling.
  • Describe nature of emergency (fire, leak, spill, injury).
  • Stay near phone, if possible, for additional instructions.

Evacuation Procedures and Muster Points

When evacuating, use the closest exit that is clear of all hazards.

When evacuating the Art Annex, gather across the street from the parking lot, away from all hazards and out of the way of emergency personnel. Stay at this muster point until all personnel are accounted for and the appropriate supervisor gives you further instructions.

When evacuating the Fine Arts Building, gather by the big red sculpture on the main green, and away from all hazards. If this area is not safe, gather in the Greer Museum courtyard. Stay at this muster point until all personnel are accounted for and the appropriate supervisor gives you further instructions.

When evacuating the Greer Museum, gather in the Greer Museum courtyard, and away from all hazards. If this area is not safe, gather by the big red sculpture across from the Greer Museum. Stay at this muster point until all personnel are accounted for and the appropriate supervisor gives you further instructions.

 

STAY AT THE MUSTER POINT UNTIL YOUR ARE INSTRUCTED TO LEAVE, UNLESS THE AREA IS CLEARLY UNSAFE!

Upon evacuation, the instructor or another responsible party should verify that all occupants have been evacuated from the building successfully, and be ready to report on the status of the evacuation and the emergency to first responders. Depending on the nature of the emergency, it may be necessary to move farther from the building, or in a different direction. Gas leaks require evacuation upwind of the leak (typically west, or farther from McDonald’s), and bomb threats specify evacuees to move at least 300 feet away from the building (300 feet is the length of a football field).

 

See the Emergency Operations Plan for details.

 

FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS OF EMERGENCY PERSONNEL!