Eastern Michigan University
Environmental Health & Safety
Emergency Response Procedures
Emergencies can occur at any time, without warning. Experience has shown that a well thought out, coordinated response helps prevent personal injury and property damage, and reduces the resulting confusion. Careful planning, with an emphasis on safety, can help EMU students,faculty, staff and visitors handle emergencies with appropriate responses, and save lives. When in doubt, always call 911.
This Emergency Response Procedure (ERP) is a guide to how the Eastern Michigan University community (students, faculty, staff and visitors) conducts specific emergency response actions for emergency situations. While this procedure provides detailed action steps, the users must keep in mind that all emergency events are unique and that procedures can, and should, be implemented on a scalable, flexible, and adaptable basis to align with the challenges presented by the emergency.
This ERP is an integrated component of a comprehensive preparedness and response system that will ensure unity of effort and help EMU protect the health and safety of the campus community and its resources. As this system is implemented, it will align and synchronize this ERP with the University’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP), Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) and Building Emergency Plans (BEP).
This ERP has also been developed to comply with the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act, Act 154, P.A. 1974, as amended, the Fire Prevention Act, Act 207, P.A. 1941 as amended, and the Michigan Emergency Management Act, Act 390, 1976, as amended.
In order to make the procedures more user friendly, campus departments and organizations can request the EMU Emergency Response Procedures Flipchart. This document takes each individual hazard and makes it easy for you to find what you need to do iquickly. Please contact us to order these, free of charge.
You can use the tabs on the right to explore individual hazards and learn how to respond to them.