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Health and SafetyEmergency Management
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) describes an emergency as:
"Any unplanned event that can cause deaths or significant injuries to employees, customers or the public; or that can shut down your business, disrupt operations, cause physical or environmental damage, or threaten the facility's financial standing or public image."
The Crisis Management Planning Council has been meeting and planning for a campus response to several types of crises/emergencies. The primary campus plan consists of components which start with the initial notification or response to an incident. That department and/or unit will assess the situation and communicate with the leader of the Crisis Management Team. The leader (Chancellor or designee) will determine if the Crisis Management Team should convene.
This approach is designed to deal with the following crises/emergencies irrespective of how they occur. The fourteen emergencies that are specifically identified in this plan cover most probable incidents that we may be faced with.