2011 Emergency Action Plans
- Reminder: Annual Update of Emergency Action Plans (Email ABCD copy pdf) posted 8/24/2011
As part of the Fall 2011 safety initiative we will be conducting building evacuations, i.e 'No notice fire drills' August 29- September 1, 2011 (see 2011 Safety Health and Security Initiatives). Departments are reminded to update and post their Emergency Action Plans (EAP). This plan is established to provide information on what employees are expected to do in an emergency and where to go in an evacuation. The requirements include identifying the EAP coordinators for departmental areas. Departments are also reminded to update their internal phone tree and email list at this time. The EAP plan should also identify how information, such as alerts and warnings, will be disseminated to others under your supervision or responsibility whether they are in classroom, office, laboratory or field setting.
Under NMSU Policy, each department is responsible for having and updating an Emergency Action Plan and discussing the plan with their employees. All instructors need to review safety and emergency procedures with students at the beginning of a new class. Further guidance is provided on the NMSU Emergency Planning and Preparedness page, and the EH&S Policies section and on the NMSU Safety website (http://safety.nmsu.edu/).
Building monitors should check and report any emergency safety devices such as exit signs, fire extinguishers, smoke doors, etc., that are damaged, missing, out-of-date, or not operating. Simply place an AiM work request to Facilities and Services for repair.
Information on emergency response & action as well as preventative safety training such as the Employee Safety & HazCom classes are provided by EH&S (class schedule at http://safety.nmsu.edu/training/calendar/ehs_cal.htm). EH&S can provide assistance in developing an action plan and the continuity of operations plan for general safety and preparedness. If there are questions or a need for further assistance, please contact EH&S at 646-3327 or check the documents and information above and on the Safety website (http://safety.nmsu.edu/).
Katrina Doolittle, Ph.D., Director for Environmental Health & Safety