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1 EMERGENCY ACTION AND SAFETY This is an overview of emergency actions and safety information for UW System Administration employees working in the offices at 660 W. Washington Avenue.<click>Your print reference for this training is the yellow Emergency Action Sheet that is available at your desk, or through the Office of Risk Management. This training will review the recommended actions that you should take in the event of an emergency.<next>For offices at 660 W. Washington, Madison WIUniversity of Wisconsin System AdministrationAugust 2014
2 Evacuation General guidance Fire Gas leak The first item we will cover is building evacuation. We will first review the general items for evacuations, then we will cover more specifically what to do in fire and in natural gas emergencies.<next>
3 Evacuation General Guidance Walk to the nearest exit. Direct building visitors to the exits and help those who need assistance.Your second floor building office space is serviced by three stairwells and an elevator.In case of fire or natural gas leak, do not use the elevators.Become familiar with the nearest and the alternate stairwell emergency exits for your desk or other work location. They are circled on the floor plan pictured here.<next>
4 Evacuation General Guidance The gathering point for evacuated staff is in the parking lot behind 700 Regent (next door).Each area should account for their employees at the gathering point.Once you have exited the building, you should gather with the coworkers from your area in the parking lot behind the 700 Regent Street building, next door to the west.This is where employees should be accounted for. Missing employees should be reported to a floor captain.<next>
5 Evacuation General Guidance Follow the instructions of floor captains or emergency responders. Alert them about the location of anyone unable to exit, or other information about the cause of the event.Wait for an all-clear signal before re-entering the building.It is important to account for everyone.Be sure to share any information that you may have about the cause of the event with floor captains or emergency responders.In case of inclement weather, await instructions from floor captains or your manager before seeking shelter nearby.Wait for an all-clear signal before re-entering the building.<next>
6 Fire When a fire alarm is triggered, evacuate the building Close doors at the site of the fire; do not lock doorsDo not leave stairwell doors openLet’s talk about some of the actions that pertain to fires.Your building is protected from fire by an overhead fire suppression system. This system is designed to activate from the heat of a fire.The floor beneath your offices is occupied by various businesses, including a restaurant and a printing business. It is important to remember that a fire alarm may be triggered somewhere else in the building.When you hear the fire alarm, don’t try to figure out where the fire is; leave immediately. If you see signs of fire and can close doors to the area, you should do so.Do not lock doors, unless specified in a protocol.The stairwells offer protection from the fire, so it is important to not leave stairwell doors open.<next>
7 Fire(Voluntary action) If you are trained to use an extinguisher and the fire is small enough, you may attempt to extinguish the fire.If you are trained to use an extinguisher and the fire is small enough, you may attempt to extinguish the fire.<next>
8 Fire If you see smoke or fire and the alarm has not sounded: Pull the manual pull station to activate the building evacuation alarm.When outside the building, report the fire by calling 911 on a mobile phone.In the rare event that you see smoke or fire and the alarm has not sounded, pull the manual fire alarm to active the building fire alarm and evacuate the building.Once you are safe, you should report the fire to the 911 dispatch center.
9 Gas leak (natural gas) Warning properties – rotten egg odor Evacuate the buildingCall 911, and Madison Gas and Electric at (608)Another rare event is a natural gas leak inside the building. You are warned of natural gas by the mercaptan that’s added to the gas – it smells like rotten eggs!If you suspect a natural gas leak, evacuate the building and call 911 dispatch and MG&E at
10 TornadoYou will be notified of a tornado warning by the county emergency sirens.Go immediately to the basement parking garage.Those unable to use stairs should take the elevator to the basement, or take shelter in an interior room.Do not leave the shelter until the all clear is announced.Tornados are another type of emergency. Rather than evacuating the building, we take shelter within the building.Your designated tornado shelter is the basement parking garage.A tornado warning means that a tornado is either occurring, or is about to strike in your immediate area.You will be notified of a tornado warning by the county emergency sirens.When the county sirens sound, go immediately to the basement parking garage.Those unable to use stairs should take the elevator to the basement, or take shelter in an interior room.Do not leave the shelter until the all clear is announced.Our local sirens are tested at noon on Wednesdays during tornado season. These weekly tests can be ignored.
11 Workplace violence Disruptive behavior: Call 911. Active shooter: Recommended actions, in order, are:Evacuate: Escape the building if you can. Keep your hands visible. Call 911 when in a place of safety.Hide: If escape is not possible, find a place to hide where the active shooter is less likely to find you.Take action: As a last resort, and if your life is in imminent danger, attempt to disrupt and/or incapacitate the active shooter.Workplace violence:If you observe an employee or visitor exhibiting violent disruptive behavior, call 911 and report it to the police.In case of an active shooter: Recommended actions from the Department of Homeland Security are: Evacuate, Hide, and Take Action.First, If there is an accessible escape path, attempt to evacuate the premises. Call 911 when in a place of safety.If evacuation is not possible, find a place to hide where the active shooter is less likely to find you.And as a last resort, and if your life is in imminent danger, attempt to disrupt and/or incapacitate the active shooter.
12 Medical emergency Assess the hazards prior to entering the scene. Call emergency medical responders at 911.Send someone to the entrance to meet emergency responders and guide them to the medical emergency.Do not come in direct contact with blood or body fluids.Be familiar with location of first aid kits and AEDs.If you come across a medical emergency, quickly assess the situation and any hazards.Call emergency medical responders at 911.Send a coworker to the building entrance to meet emergency responders and guide them to the medical emergency.Do not come in direct contact with blood or body fluids.Be familiar with location of first aid kits and AEDs, and know how to use them.
13 Packages and threats Suspicious package Do not handle the object. Call 911 for further instruction.Telephoned bomb threatSignal to another employee to call 911 for further instruction.Take notes about what the caller says, accents, background noise, etc.Packages and telephoned threatsIn case of a Suspicious packageDo not handle the package and Call 911 for further instruction.In case of a Telephoned threatSignal to another employee to call 911.Take notes about what the caller says, accents, or any other hints that you can gather from the call.
15 The End Thank you for your time and attention This concludes our emergency action and safety training for 660 West Washington employees of UW System. If you have any questions, please ask you manager, or contact the Office of Risk Management.