An emergency can be defined as a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation or event requiring immediate action, such as an evacuation or a rescue. Emergencies can be the result of a workplace incident or can be a natural or manmade disaster.
Planning ahead is essential to an effective and efficient emergency response. The purpose of emergency response plans is to prevent injury and to minimize property damage in an emergency. Emergency response plans also minimize workplace disruptions and facilitate the continuity of business operations in a timely and effective manner after an emergency.
The Emergency Management Standard defines responsibilities and identifies resources for apprpriate emergency response.
The Campus Safety has developed a comprehensive Emergency Managment Program that includes procedures, instructions and resources for effective emergency management.