This policy addresses the development and implementation of emergency action plans and business continuity plans as part of the campus’ commitment to maintaining a safe and secure environment.
This policy applies to all university employees assigned to work within a building or facility owned or leased by the University.
The campus’ Executive Director of Public Safety, or his or her designee, is responsible for overseeing the implementation of, and compliance with, this policy.
As part of the University’s commitment to provide a safe and secure environment for all students, employees, and visitors to the Urbana-Champaign campus, an emergency action plan shall be developed, implemented, and updated at least annually for each building or facility that is owned or leased by the University, specifically in the areas occupied by University employees. In addition, all colleges, departments and units on campus shall develop, implement, and update at least annually a business continuity plan that is available for employee review. Both the emergency action plan and the business continuity plan are intended to be used in conjunction with the campus emergency operations plan in responding to emergencies and/or disasters affecting the University.
Suspicious behaviors and/or actions, violent acts and threat of violence should be reported to the campus police immediately by calling 9-1-1 See Policy FO-76, Violence Prevention and Response.
Because the emergency action plan for any given building must adhere to the OSHA standards that are applicable to that building, the specific contents of the emergency action plan may vary from building to building. In general, an emergency action plan should address emergencies that may occur within the workplace, and list in detail the procedures to be taken by those employees who have been selected to remain behind to address the emergency or to perform essential operations until their evacuation becomes absolutely necessary. Those employees who have been charged with a specific responsibility under the plan shall be trained with regard to that responsibility. In addition to providing the requisite training, the plan must be reviewed with each employee covered by the plan when
Employees charged with a specific responsibility under the plan shall acknowledge in writing they have received the requisite training. All other employees shall acknowledge in writing they have reviewed the emergency action plan for the building to which they are assigned. The Division of Public Safety has developed a comprehensive template for an emergency action plan that can be accessed on its website at http://police.illinois.edu/emergency-preparedness.
Assistance in the preparation of a business continuity plan can be obtained by visiting the Division of Public Safety’s website at http://go.illinois.edu/continuity-planning.
Executive Director of Public Safety (email@example.com)