Procedures In Case Of Emergency

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If you receive a bomb threat over the telephone:

  1. Listen carefully to the details of the threat and try to keep the caller talking until you are able to get the answers to the following questions:
    • When is the bomb going to explode?
    • Where is it right now?
    • What does it look like?
    • What kind of bomb is it?
    • What...
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All University buildings use electricity provided by Lincoln Electric System (LES). In the event of a power outage, the goal is to minimize potential damage to expensive scientific instrumentation, and/or experiments and to avoid the creation of hazardous situations.

If a Power Outage occurs between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

  • Contact the Building Maintenance Reporter (BMR) for your building. The BMR will be aware of routine...
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  • Pull the nearest fire alarm
  • Use the nearest exit
  • Do not use elevators
  • Persons with disabilities, that cannot use the stairs, should wait for trained responders
  • Take your belongings IF they are nearby
  • Move to a safe distance
  • Re-enter only if directed by first responders
  • Let others know about the evacuation &...
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Exposure or injury reporting: If there is any exposure or injury involved, complete a first report of injury and submit it to Human Resources.

Follow-up: Investigate all spills and take appropriate steps to prevent similar spills.

Outdoors: Immediately notify Environmental Health and Safety (402-472-4925) during business hours or UNL Police at 402-472 -2222 after hours for...

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Many buildings on campus use natural gas to provide heat and for laboratory work. In addition, underground natural gas lines run across campus. Natural gas does not have an odor, so a chemical that smells like rotten eggs is added to the gas. This chemical allows us to smell natural gas at levels well below explosive levels.

If a natural gas smell is noticed outside:

Call UNL Police at 402-472 -...

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General guidance for immediate response actions for on-the-job and student injuries may be found in the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Safe Operating Procedure, On-The-Job and Student Injuries
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General guidance for Radioactive Material Spills may be found in the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Safe Operating Procedure, Radioactive Material Spills and Radiation Accidents

For assistance, please contact Environmental Health & Safety at 402-472-4925.

For major spills contact the UNL Radiation Safety Officer at...

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View active shooter response training resources.

Run - If you know where the danger is and it is safe to go
Hide - If unsafe to escape, hide in a secure place
Fight - If hiding is not an option, fight as if your life depends on it.

A survival mindset is important. The link below provides...