Emergency Response
29 CFR 1910.38


Are You Prepared?
How would you react to a fire alarm at work?
Would you know what to do if there was a chemical spill?
What if a tornado struck our community?


Fire Hazards:
Smoking, Flammable Chemicals, Combustible solids,
equipment overheating/electrical malfunction.

Prevention:
Don’t smoke (NOT allowed in any Tech buildings!)
Always utilize proper storage and dispensing for chemicals.
Always read labels and MSDS.
Dont overloaded electrical systems.
Dont use defective equipment or power tools.
Dont use equipment with frayed or damaged wiring
unless repairs & inspection are made first.
Control flammable and combustible materials so they
do not contribute to the ignition or expansion of a fire
Keep exits clear and maintain the
accessibility to fire response equipment.

Fire Response:
Make notification or sound alarm.
Retrieve a fire extinguisher, and assess the situation,
  call for outside emergency assistance if necessary.
If fighting a fire, continually evaluate
for the necessity of evacuation
If in your opinion the fire is too large,
evacuate the area and initiate an alarm.
Attempt to remove ignition sources
and shut down equipment (only if safe to do so).

There is No Fire suppression system in McEver.

Know your extinguishing Equipment;
Type A portable extinguishers
-
For combustibles such as trash, wood, or paper.
Type B portable extinguisher
-
For flammable liquids or gases.
Type C portable extinguisher
-
For electrical fires.
Type D portable extinguisher
-
For combustible metals like magnesium.

To use the extinguisher;
(PASS);
Pull the pin,
Aim at the base of the fire,
Squeeze the trigger,
Sweep back and forth.
Please remember fire fighting dangers are;
Flame, Heat, Smoke, Toxic vapors,
Suffocation, Explosions, and Chemical Spills.

Alarms:
Pull alarm handle on red fire boxes, system will
automatically signal an alarm to the fire department.
McEver main alarm system is located in the electronics
room next to the mens room in the new section,
this alarm has a master public announcement (PA) system,
but one must obtain a key from the secratarys
 office in order to use this PA system.
If all else fails, yell for help.

Chemical Spill Hazards:
Know your chemical types and locations;
Laboratories and stockrooms.
Specific chemical hazards are strong acids & bases,
which cause skin burns, and eye and lung irritation,
and organics which are poison and easily
ignite.
Use common sense to spot a leak or spill,
example strong odors, fumes, strange sounds
coming from the stockroom or laboratories.

Other Disasters:
Flooding, Tornado, and Bomb threats, etc.
Flooding; stay in building, you stand a higher
threat trying to travel during a flood.
Tornado; In McEver, stay in building,
go to the inner hallway of the old part
of the building, away from windows and skylights.
Bomb threat; Immediately evacuate.
Make notification to dean of school
or security, await and follow directions.
ANO accident; follow instructions
on KARV radio, 610 AM.
Know your evacuation route.

Evacuations:
Become familiar with nearest exit and keep it clear.
Become familiar with evacuation and evacuation procedures.
Recognize the evacuation signal and listen for instructions.
Go directly to the nearest safe exit and
proceed to the assembly area (East parking lot for McEver)
unless told otherwise by PA system or dean of school.

In General:
Understand how to prevent emergencies.
Understand emergency response.
Only use fire-fighting equipment if capable.
Know your role in an evacuation.
Apply this information (also applies at home).
If in doubt, ask for help.


Know your Emergency Numbers:
Fire Department,
Police Department,
Ambulance,
Are all
911.

All campus phones call 911,
access code no longer required.

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