Emergency Preparedness

Crisis Management Team

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology strives to provide as safe an environment as possible to facilitate the pursuit of educational goals. The purpose of the Crisis Management Committee is:

  • To coordinate the University’s response to critical incidents involving students while paying special attention to the safety and security needs of all members of the campus community.
  • To coordinate counseling, guidance, and appropriate support measures to members of the campus community in response to critical incidents.
  • To use critical incidents, when appropriate, as teachable experiences to enhance the quality of life for all members of the campus community.

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Evacuation

Building Evacuation

Many situations require building evacuation. In the event that a fire alarm sounds or building evacuation is otherwise communicated to you:

  1. Safely stop your work.
  2. Remain calm and orderly. Gather your personal belongings quickly.
  3. Close doors and windows.
  4. Never prop stairwell doors open.
  5. If time permits, turn off the power to all electrical equipment.
  6. Walk quickly – but do not run – to the nearest safe exit.
  7. Do not use elevators.
  8. Follow instructions of the OSUIT Police or other properly identified emergency personnel.

Elevator Entrapment

  1. Call the OSUIT Police at (918) 293-5000 or activate emergency phone inside elevator car.
  2. Relay how many people are trapped, the condition of passengers, the name of the building, and the floor that the elevator car is on.
  3. Advise passengers to stay calm. Do not attempt self rescue as the elevator may move or restart. Elevators are very safe and are designed to protect passengers.

INJURY REPORTING

For all life threatening emergencies, dial (918) 293-5000.

  1. Assess the need for medical assistance and provide assistance within your training and certification.
  2. Deal with the cause of injury if you can do so without further cause of harm.
  3. Document response and occurrence of incident within one (1) day by completing a Report of Incident/Violation form and returning it to the Chief Conduct Officer, Devin DeBock.

STUDENTS: For non-life threatening injuries, visit University Health Services in the Student Union
EMPLOYEES: For non-life threatening injuries unrelated to work, seek treatment at your medical provider of choice. For non-life threatening work-related injuries, report work-related injuries to your supervisor as soon as possible; your supervisor will file a Worker’s Compensation reporting form.

Evacuation Of Persons With Limited Mobility / Special Needs

To ensure personal safety in emergency situations, the following guidelines should be observed by students with disabilities in advance of an emergency. Notify instructors and/or classmates of the type of assistance you need during an emergency situation.

In the event of a fire, immediate and complete evacuations are preferred if it can be accomplished in a safe manner. If immediate and complete evacuation is not possible, ask someone to assist you to a safe area, such as an enclosed stairwell, until emergency personnel arrive and complete evacuation. The assisting individual should stay with you until emergency personnel arrive. In addition, you should ask a second person to immediately notify emergency personnel of your location and the type of assistance required.

In the event of a tornado warning, you should immediately proceed to the lowest floor of the building. Request assistance from instructors or classmates if assistance is needed. Once you have reached the lowest possible floor, remain in the corridors away from windows and exterior doors.

Pre-planning is essential to a safe evacuation. If you are a person who has special needs, know your needs and consider what you would do in an emergency. If you need to be evacuated, help yourself and rescuers by providing them with information about your needs and the best ways to assist you, since people may not be aware of your circumstances or how to help. This can be accomplished by self-identifying to Access Services, (918) 293-4622. Students living in Residence Halls should tell their hall staff.

Emergency Notification

In the event of a campus emergency, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology may use a variety of tools to communicate to the campus and the public. Text and Voice Alerts, the Cowboy Alert system, is available to all campus faculty, staff, and students. You can register your phone to receive a text message and/or voicemail through your O-Key account.

To subscribe, please click on the link above and log into your O-Key account. From there you may navigate to the left nav bar and select “Campus Alerts.” If you have any questions, please contact the IT help desk. Be sure to update your information with any changes.