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ISU Public Safety

Safety Update

Brought to you by ISU Public Safety and the ISU Safety Committee June, 2001

Secure Your Home Before A Vacation

When you are away on vacation, your home is vulnerable to a break-in. Securing your house and giving it a lived-in look are important to prevent burglaries. Having someone check the house regularly is also a good idea.

Here are some ideas for preventing break-ins when you are out of town.

Emergency In The Office!

Whether itís a fire in the washroom or a tornado/severe storm on the way, itís an emergency and your ISU department needs to have a plan to deal with it. Whether you know it or not you are an important part of that plan.

Each department should have a plan designed to deal with a number of possible emergencies, which may actually be part of an overall University plan. Each employee has a part to play, and it may be as simple as leaving the building and heading for an assembly point when the alarms go off.

Depending on the location, size and type of facility, your department needs to be prepared for many kinds of disasters. Here is just a sampling:

Of course itís not possible to predict or be prepared for every disaster, but an emergency plan provides an outline for coping with a variety of situations. These plans are in place to safeguard human life, buildings, equipment and materials, both in the office and in neighboring communities.

Even if you are not part of any emergency response crew, there are certain basics which you should know to protect yourself and others. These topics should be part of your training:

Learn your role and be prepared to carry it out in case of a disaster. If you are not sure what you are supposed to do - ASK. Your life may depend on it.

Last Modified: 03/04/15 at 03:04:37 PM