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Emergency Procedures





Armed Intruder/Assault
Armed Intruder
In the event an armed intruder (gun, knife or other weapon) enters a campus building or the campus grounds:
  • Call OU Police: 911 (campus phone) or 248-370-3333 (cell phone)
  • Report the suspect’s location, type of weapon, identity (if known) and description.
  • Keep students and staff in offices and classrooms. If possible, lock office or classroom doors and remain out of sight.
Assault and Rape
In the event there is a rape and/or serious assault, the suggested procedures are:
  • Call OU Police: 911 (campus phone) or 248-370-3333 (cell phone)
  • Obtain as much information regarding the assailant as possible.
  • Protect the crime scene as much as possible.
  • Try to prevent the victim from using the shower or otherwise destroying vital evidence.
 
Automobile Accidents
If the vehicle occupants are injured, or a pedestrian is injured:
  • Call OU Police: 911 (campus phone) or 248-370-3333 (cell phone)
  • Give the dispatcher your name, address, and telephone number. Advise the dispatcher of the extent of injuries and the number of persons injured. 
  • Have all persons and witnesses involved remain at the scene until Police arrive.
  • Do not move the vehicles. Accident investigators want to see the scene as it was, so that the cause of t he accident can be determined.
If there is damage to the vehicles, but no injuries:
  • Call OU Police: 3331 (campus phone) or 248-370-3331 (cell phone)
 
Bomb Threats
The Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) will initiate a professional, systematic response to bomb threats and coordinate the response with other police, fire and/or disaster agencies, as necessary, to ensure the safety of all persons affected by the threat. Officers responding to such threats will assume total command of operations and all follow-up investigative activities.

Telephoned bomb threats
Employees receiving calls announcing a bomb threat should obtain as much information as possible from the caller, recording information requested on the Bomb Threat Caller Questionnaire. Every department to whom bomb threats are commonly addressed should have a copy of the questionnaire next to each telephone.

If possible, the employee receiving the bomb threat should signal neighboring employees that a bomb threat is taking place, and to notify OUPD. Departments to whom bomb threats are commonly addressed should have a predetermined hand signal for these purposes.

Immediately upon hanging up, the employee who received the threat should complete to the fullest extent possible the Bomb Threat Information Form and provide the completed form to OUPD.

Evacuation decisions
  • The chief of the OU Police Department will determine if evacuation is necessary.
  • Doors to all areas evacuated will be left open upon exiting the area.
Discovery of a suspected explosive device
In the event that an explosive device or suspicious package is discovered:
  • Do not touch or move anything.
  • Evacuate the immediate area.
  • Notify OUPD Officer in charge of the scene, or call 911 (cell phone: 248-370-3333)
Detonation
In the event of a detonation prior to or during evacuation, the situation will be handled as any other disaster or emergency. The OU Police Department to be notified immediately.
 
Evacuations
Periodically, there will be conditions or situations that may warrant the closure of Oakland University, cancellation of classes and/or early releases. Such conditions could also warrant the immediate evacuation of the entire campus (or specific portions). Generally, during the cancellation of classes or early releases, it is not mandatory that facilities be vacated. However, when there may be a potential imminent danger to occupants (such as fire alarm, gas leak, etc.) evacuation of the facilities affected is mandatory.

VACATING THE PREMISES IS MANDATORY WHENEVER DIRECTED BY A POLICE OFFICER OR OTHER COMPETENT AUTHORITY WITHOUT EXCEPTION.

The procedures for early release of employees, cancellation of classes, and emergency closing of the university due to severe weather conditions, non-functioning of university building systems, or other unforeseen circumstances, are outlined in Administrative Policy #482.

Notification procedures
The notification to evacuate may come from a variety of sources, including one or more of the following:
  • emergency text message
  • campus-wide email broadcast
  • campus-wide telephone voicemail
  • OU home page 
  • local television/radio 
  • loudspeaker announcements from patrolling police vehicles
  • word of mouth
University Housing has developed pre-planned evacuation procedures for all residential facilities. In addition, Academic Affairs has developed procedures to notify staff and/or students in their respective areas in the event of a closure/evacuation during normal business hours and while classes are in session. These procedures are reviewed and shared periodically.

Every individual should become familiar with their own area by locating exits, stairwells, elevators, fire fighting equipment, fire alarms and established areas of refuge. Places of refuge can be in a protected stairway or a room within the structure generally used in fire situations. Ideally, these areas are especially constructed to resist smoke and heat or equipped with a sprinkler system.

Evacuation procedures
  • During evacuations, doors to all areas evacuated (except laboratory facilities) should be left open upon exiting the area.
  • Elevators are not to be used during evacuations.
  • Once evacuated, members of the campus community should remain at least 500 feet away from the exterior of the building or location evacuated (or as otherwise directed by the OUPD).
  • Occupants of evacuated buildings will not be allowed to return to the building prior to 30 minutes after the stated time of detonation (or as otherwise directed by the OUPD).
  • As additional safety precautions, smoking and/or the use of handheld electronic devices, including two-way radios, cell phones, pagers, etc., are prohibited inside and within 500 feet outside of any building or location in which there is a potential bomb.
Individuals with physical limitations
Even though emergency personnel are usually available to assist with evacuation, this may not always be the case. Those with mobility concerns or other concerns that would make independent evacuation difficult are encouraged to make alternate plans and arrangements in advance which will increase the likelihood that those individuals will be able to exit a facility safely in the event of an emergency.

For those who have difficulty speaking or those with hearing impairments, it may be useful to carry a whistle or a similar device for the purpose of announcing their location to emergency personnel searching for those in need of assistance.

Individuals with physical limitations that may impact their evacuation speed should advise others (supervisors, administrators, instructors, colleagues, fellow students) about any concerns related to emergency exiting and how others could assist them in the event of an emergency. This can include assistance to exits, areas of refuge and alerting emergency personnel of the individual’s location.
 
Hazmat, Fire, Explosions
Hazardous Materials/Fires/Explosions
Personnel must be mindful of their primary responsibility to protect themselves, students and others from the risk of injury and illness known to be related to the use of hazardous materials (i.e., chemicals, biohazardous materials and radioactive materials) in laboratories, or other areas where hazardous materials are stored and/or maintained.

Security and inventory
Hazardous materials must be stored so as to prevent accidental or intentional misuse. Guidelines for storing specific classes of hazardous materials are contained in Oakland University’s Chemical Hygiene Plan. Additional information regarding proper storage of hazardous materials is available by consulting the product Material Safety Data Sheet as outlined in Michigan Right to Know Law and/or by contacting the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at (248) 370-4196.
Hazardous materials theft (confirmed or suspected) should be reported to the OUPD by dialing 3331 from campus phones or (248) 370-3331 from cell phones).

Hazardous material spills
In the event of any spill or release of a hazardous material, the following steps should be taken by employees who witness or discover the release:
  • Evacuate the room or immediate area in which the material was released, close door(s) upon exit if possible, and solicit the assistance of others to keep unauthorized personnel at least 25 feet from the room/area.
  • Call OUPD by dialing 911 from campus phones or (248) 370-3333 from cell phones. Be prepared to provide the police dispatcher with the following information if/when it is available without re-entering the immediate area (i.e., within 25 feet) of the release.
    • Location of the release (be as specific as possible).
    • Description of any injuries, illnesses or negative health symptoms resulting from the release.
    • Approximate amount of release.
    • If the release is due to a leak: (1) whether the material continues to “flow”; (2) if so, at what “rate” (e.g., dribbling, streaming, gushing); and (3) approximate size of container from which the material is leaking.
    • Identity of material spilled (if known).
    • If the material is known to be flammable or ignitable, whether any open flames or other significant ignition sources exist in the area.
    • Physical characteristics of the release (e.g., color, odor, liquid/solid/gas), particularly for the release of “unknown” materials.
    • Whether release of a liquid has been “contained” (to prevent its spread) and whether it entered a sewer or drain.
    • Reporting personnel should remain on the scene to answer any further questions by OUPD.
Hazardous material fires
  • At the first indication of a fire make sure fire alarms are activated and evacuate the area. Any further access to the area should be restricted.
  • Extinguishing the fire may be attempted, but only by personnel who have explicit knowledge of and/or experience with fire extinguishers.
  • Notify the OUPD. Dial 911 from campus phones or (248) 370-3333 from cell phones.
  • OUPD will call the fire department.
  • Do not re-enter the area until authorized by OUPD.
  • A Hazardous Material Incident Report Form must be prepared and submitted to the OU Police Department and the Office of Environmental Health and Safety.
NEGLIGIBLE RELEASES (Released material poses hazards that are known to be negligible – did not result in injury or illness)
  • Contain material safely. Consult the OU Chemical hygiene Plan for specific instructions
  • Dispose of cleaned up material properly (consult the OU Hazardous Waste Management Guidance Manual, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety, or chemical MSDS).
INCIDENTAL RELEASES (Released material that meets all of the following criteria)
  • Identity of material is known, and
  • Material presents minimal hazards which are:
    • Fully understood by one or more persons in the immediate area
    • Safely and easily contained, absorbed or otherwise controlled
    • Knowledgeable individuals are readily available to assist with clean-up of material, and
  • No injury or illness resulted from the spill.
  • Notify other persons in the area at once, and restrict access to the area.
  • Prevent further release of material and confine the spill immediately.
  • Clean up and dispose of the released material according to the OU Hazardous Waste Guidance Manual, the chemical’s MSDS, and/or the Office of Environmental Health and Safety’s recommendations.
EMERGENCY RELEASES (Released material does not meet the criteria of negligible or incidental spills, and thereby poses hazards to personnel in and around the area)
  • Notify all students/personnel to evacuate the area (within 25 feet) and restrict further access. Prior to evacuating the area, perform the following (IF it can be accomplished without risk to yourself or others):
    • Eliminate all ignition sources immediately
    • Turn off electrical appliances, water and gas
    • Leave on lights in laboratories and leave fume hoods running
  • Notify the OU Police Department – 911 (campus phones) or 248-370-3333 (cell phones). Provide information to the OUPD as outlined on the Emergency Hazardous Material Release checklist (See Attachment 3, for details).
  • Tend to injured persons (at least 25 feet from spill)
    • Use emergency shower and/or eyewash to remove hazardous material from body
    • Keep motionless and warm
  • If the official supervisor is not present, make certain that he/she is contacted immediately.
  • Remain at least 25 feet from the emergency site until response personnel arrive.
  • Prepare and submit a Hazardous Material Incident Report Form (See Attachment 4, for details) of the incident to the OU Police Department and the Office of Environmental Health and Safety.
Fire/explosion
In the event of a fire or explosion, university personnel should follow this procedure:
  • Sound the fire alarm and evacuate the building.
  • Call OU Police – 911 (on campus) or 248-370-3333 (cell phone), and give the exact location and nature of the fire.
  • Close doors and windows.
  • Move away from the building so that responding fire personnel have a clear access route.
 
Injury/Illness/Death
In the event that a student, visitor or fellow employee sustains an illness or injury, Oakland University employee should make every effort to assist that person as follows:

Life Threatening Situation
  • Call OU Police and give the exact location and nature of the emergency – 911 (campus phones) or (248) 370-3333 (cell phones).
  • Do NOT move the victim if there appear to be major injuries involved.
Non Life Threatening Situation
  • Call OU Police and give the exact location and nature of the emergency – 911 (campus phones) or (248) 370-3333 (cell phones).
  • The following individuals should be contacted:
    • If an employee is injured or ill, the employee’s supervisor should be contacted immediately. Serious illnesses/injuries should also be reported to the vice president of the division in which the employee works.
    • If a student is seriously injured or ill, the dean of Students should be notified; the dean will then notify the injured student’s parents or guardians.
Infection Prevention & Control
Oakland University is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. To that end, the university's Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) committee proactively educates and trains individuals in the prevention and control of infectious diseases as well as the potential for widespread health emergencies.

Several Non-Pharmaceutical Intervention (NPI) behaviors have been identified by the Health and Human Services (HHS) as well as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) for the prevention and control of communicable disease.

For more information, visit the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) website and read Policy 620.

Unconscious Persons
Unconscious Person – First Response
  • Notify OU Police Department – 911 (campus phones) or (248) 370-3333 (cell phones).
    • Upon determination of the identity of the individual as affiliated with the university, OUPD will notify the president and the appropriate vice president:
      • Staff - Finance & Administration
      • Student - Student Affairs
      • Faculty - Academic Affairs
  • This vice president’s office will then notify the family.
Employees with serious and chronic problems are encouraged to notify their supervisors, co-workers, etc., of these medical problems, as well as any standard emergency treatments that apply to these conditions.

Death
Discovery of Deaths on Campus - First Response
  • Notify OU Police Department – 911 (campus phones) or (248) 370-3333 (cell phones).
    • Upon determination of the identity of the individual as affiliated with the university, OUPD will notify the president and the appropriate vice president:
      • Staff - Finance & Administration
      • Student - Student Affairs
      • Faculty - Academic Affairs
  • This vice president’s office will then notify the family.
  • For cases involving non-affiliates, the OUPD will assume the responsibility for family notifications
 
IT Compromises
In the event of an information technology compromise, notify the following offices:
  • Email uts@oakland.edu
  • For an emergency during non-business hours, contact the OU Police Department at (248) 370-3331
An “event” could be defined as one of the following:
  • An entry or attempted entry via unauthorized access in any Oakland university information system with the intent to compromise the system or to compromise the integrity of the system.
  • An entry or attempted entry via unauthorized access in any Oakland university information system with the intent to use that system to launch an attack on a system external to Oakland University, or to compromise that external system or to compromise the integrity of that external system.
  • Any process or technology that attempts to use university owned systems as a conduit for unauthorized activity on another system.
  • Any process or technology that targets university owned systems with unauthorized activity.
  • An information technology tool or process used to make physical threats, suspicious communications, fraud or any potentially illegal or criminal activity.
  • Failure of the operation of the telephone system. In the event of telephone service outage, the OU Police Department must be notified immediately.
  • Failure of electrical systems.
  • Fire anywhere in Dodge Hall. In the event of a fire alarm affecting Dodge Hall, the OU Police Department should be contacted immediately.
  • Verified fire in any campus building.
  • Damage due to lightning, storms or tornado.
  • Damage due to physical break-in.
 
Lock Downs
Specific lockdown plans exist for all campus buildings and areas, including the Oakland Center, Recreation and Athletic Center, Kresge Library, student housing and academic buildings. Staff members in each area have been trained to implement lock down procedures in the event of an emergency. Lock downs will be announced via all available methods as listed on the Communications page.

The following are general lockdown procedures that should be followed in any area of campus:

People in hallways should seek shelter in the nearest room and lock the door. Faculty should lock classroom doors.

During any lock down process, occupants should be advised to:
  • remain calm and quiet
  • stay away from windows and doors
  • refrain from entering building corridors
  • close window treatments
  • turn off lights, computer monitors, televisions and radios
  • turn cell phones to vibrate
  • refrain from using telephones except for emergency notification to OUPD at (248) 370-3333 or 911
  • assist persons with disabilities who may be in need
During official lockdowns, individuals should remain in the room/building, even if a fire alarm has been activated, unless:
  • an "all clear" message has been disseminated through the university's Emergency Notification System
  • occupants are in imminent danger
  • occupants have first-hand knowledge of a fire that is an imminent threat
  • occupants are advised to leave by a uniformed emergency first responder (police, fire, etc.)
No one should attempt to physically restrain any person who insists upon leaving a locked down room or facility.
 
Official Closings
An official closing and/or cancellation of classes may occur due to severe weather conditions, non-functioning of university mechanical systems, or other unforeseen circumstances. During official closings, all scheduled classes and special events are canceled; all university offices are closed; and official university operations cease, though specific exceptions may be authorized as directed by appropriate university officials.

Students, faculty and staff are advised to refer to the following sources for information on official university closings and/or the cancellation of classes and special events, including athletic events:
  • Check the homepage of the Oakland University website at www.oakland.edu.
  • Registered cell phone users can expect a text message alert (excluding cancellations of athletic and special events).
  • Call the Oakland University school closing hotline at (248) 370-2000. A recorded message will be carried on the system, which can handle 52 calls at one time.
  • Tune in to the following TV and radio stations for school closing listings:
    • WJBK-TV FOX 2
    • WDIV-TV Channel 4
    • WXYZ-TV Channel 7
    • WJR AM 760
    • WWJ AM 950
Please do not telephone the Oakland University Police Department or switchboard. OU police dispatchers are expected to be available to receive communications of an emergency nature and to stay in communication with patrol vehicles.

Online classes
When Oakland University is officially closed or classes canceled, synchronous online classes or synchronous online events in classes — those which require online presence at an established time such as a planned discussion or a class involving Elluminate — are also canceled. Asynchronous online classes and asynchronous online events in classes — those for which there is no set meeting time — are not subject to cancellation when Oakland University is closed.

Macomb County locations
During Emergency Closings and Cancellation of Classes, Oakland University classes at the Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) or Macomb University Center (MUC) will also be canceled. If Macomb Community College is closed, Oakland University classes at the MUC will be canceled. If the MISD is closed, Oakland University classes at the MISD will be canceled.

Other off-site locations
During Emergency Closings and Cancellation of Classes, off-site locations will close or cancel classes only if the school district in which the off-site locations resides has closed or canceled classes. The University school closing hotline, (248) 370-2000, will contain information regarding off-site locations.

For more information about weather-related closings, please refer to the university closing policy included on the Oakland University Administrative Policies and Procedures website.
 
Psychological Emergencies
Suicide attempts, gestures or threats
A suicide attempt or gesture is any situation in which an individual tries to physically harm him/herself with the intention to kill him/herself. A threat is any situation in which an individual verbalizes his/her intentions to kill him/herself.

Call the Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) immediately. Dial:
  • 911 from any campus phone
  • (248) 370-3333 from a cell phone
OUPD will decide the need for medical treatment and arrange for transportation to the nearest medical facility if necessary. OUPD will also contact appropriate campus staff and/or administrators.

Irrational behavior, uncontrollable or destructive behavior, threats to self and/or others
Any situation in which an individual appears out of touch with reality (e.g., disorganized speech, thoughts or behaviors; hallucinations) is considered a threat.

Call the Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) immediately. Dial:
  • 911 from any campus phone
  • (248) 370-3333 from a cell phone
OUPD will decide the need for medical treatment and arrange for transportation to the nearest medical facility if necessary. OUPD will also contact appropriate campus staff and/or administrators.

Depressed or unusually agitated individuals
When an individual demonstrates feelings of extreme anxiety, sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness, loss of interest, inconsistent class attendance, decline in hygiene, etc., he or she could be depressed or expressing symptoms of another psychological disturbance.

For a student, contact the Dean of Students immediately for consultation. Dial:
  • 3352 from any campus phone
  • (248) 370-3352 from a cell phone
For a faculty member, contact Academic Human Resources immediately for consultation. Dial:
  • 2190 from any campus phone
  • (248) 370-2195 from a cell phone
For a staff member, contact University Human Resources immediately for consultation. Dial:
  • 3480 from any campus phone
  • (248) 370-3480 from a cell phone
 
Severe Weather/Disasters
Tornado Warnings
Oakland University has installed a tornado siren on the roof of Varner Hall, which is activated for tornado warnings. The National Weather Service and the Oakland County Division of Emergency Response and Preparedness are the only agencies authorized to activate the siren. The Varner Hall siren is activated only after a funnel cloud has been sighted, or strongly indicated by radar, in or near Oakland County. The siren is routinely tested at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month during tornado season.

In addition to the siren activation, OUPD has the capability to contact a select group of faculty and staff members who have been given guidelines to follow for purposes of alerting others in the event of a severe weather/tornado warning. An alert will also be sent to ranking officials, including all members of the Crisis Management Team.

Following a tornado warning alert, individuals should take shelter in:
  • the first floor or basement of a multi-story building (if time permits safe access)
  • individual floor shelter areas as designated by the tornado shelter positions (found on every floor of every building)
  • Keep away from glass windows and outside walls. Avoid areas with wide roof spans.
  • Do not call the OU Police for details of the warning; they will be busy coordinating other activities.
Tornado warnings generally last 30 to 45 minutes, but they can be extended per weather conditions. Once a tornado warning has been terminated, individuals should exit their shelters as follows:
  • On weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., OUPD will transmit an "all clear" message to designated officials. Employees designated to receive such messages should wait at least 30 minutes before leaving a shelter area to check for the "all clear" message. Upon receiving such a message, the designated employees should then assume the responsibility of personally informing those in shelter areas that the warning has been terminated. Generally, individuals should wait in the shelter areas until direct notification has occurred. The normal schedule for the remainder of the day resumes when the warning has ended, as tornado warnings do not necessarily constitute a university closing or cancellation of classes.
  • After 5 p.m. and on weekends, when employees are not available to deliver the "all clear" message, those waiting in shelters should remain there for at least 30 minutes. At that time, if conditions appear to be safe, individuals may exit the shelter.
Tornado Watches
A tornado watch is issued by radio or television whenever weather conditions are favorable for a tornado to develop. The tornado siren is not activated for a watch. In the event of a tornado watch, the skies should be monitored closely for changing weather conditions. Patrolling police personnel and other campus personnel are notified of tornado watches by OUPD dispatch.

Notifications
Campus offices that receive direct notifications of tornado watches and warnings include:
  • University Housing (administration during normal business hours; duty staff after hours)
  • President's Office
  • Facilities Management - Work Control
  • Golf Course
  • Athletics
  • Lowry Center
  • John Dodge House
In addition, the following receive notifications during warnings:
  • Central Heating Plant
  • Meadow Brook Hall
  • OUPD Chief of Police
  • OUPD Operations Lieutenant
Disasters
In the event of a disaster requiring emergency treatment of the injured, responding Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel will designate an emergency treatment area in each building. OU Police personnel and/or Graham Health Center personnel should administer treatment until EMS units arrive. An OU Police officer, or designated person, will meet and direct the responding EMS vehicle(s) to the scene of the injury and/or disaster.
  • Treatment Areas – EMS personnel are trained to designate areas appropriate for treatment of injuries resulting from disaster. Treatment areas should be large and easily accessible, such as gymnasiums, conference rooms or wide hallways.
  • Campus medical equipment locations:
    • OU Police squad cars (first aid kit and blanket)
    • Laboratories on campus which handle especially high risk chemicals
    • Graham Health Center


Suspicious Mail
In the event a threat is received by letter, it should be preserved for investigation by the OUPD for possible fingerprints, and should not be handled once the letter has been opened.

The OUPD should also be notified of any suspicious letters or packages received (whether or not a specific threat is contained therein) at any location on campus.

How to identify suspicious mail
USPS guide to identifying suspicious mail
  • Restrictive markings (e.g., “Personal”)
  • Postmark city different from return address
  • Fictitious, unfamiliar or no return address
  • Excessive postage
  • Address to title only (e.g., "Vice President")
  • Wrong title with name
  • Badly typed or written addresses
  • Misspelled words
  • Rigid or bulky
  • Protruding wires or tin foil
  • Strange odor
  • Oily stains on wrapping or lopsided package
  • Sloshing sounds – possible liquid contents
  • Excessive wrapping materials such as strapping tape or string
  • Exceptionally heavy for size
Procedures to follow
If you perceive a potential threat or suspicious letter/package:
  • Do not open the mail.
  • Double-bag the letter or package in a zip-lock type plastic bag using latex gloves.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water.
  • Notify your immediate supervisor, University Mail Services Manager or Director of Property Management, and OUPD. To reach OUPD, dial 911 from any campus phone, or (248) 370-3333 from a cell phone.
  • Ensure that all persons who have touched the letter/package wash their hands with soap and water.
  • List all persons who have touched the letter/package with contact information.

Utility Outages
In the event of a power failure, gas leak or other mechanical malfunction, Oakland University personnel should follow these procedures.

Power Failure
  • Power failures are usually of short duration, so it is usually advisable to remain in your building or office. If it appears that the outage will be lengthy, you will be notified by your supervisor in regards to the closing of the University.
  • Shut off all electrical equipment, especially computer equipment. When the power is restored, there may be spikes and surges that could cause damage.
  • If there appears to be a reduction of electrical power (brown out), turn off any equipment that has a motor. The reduced voltage will damage motors and can cause overheating and fires.
  • If the loss of power is affecting only your office or building, notify work control at x2381 during normal business hours and OU Police at (248) 370-3331 after hours.

Gas Leak (If natural gas odor is detected in the building)
  • Evacuate the building immediately.
  • Turn off open flames and other sources of ignition as you leave.
  • Leave doors and windows open to help ventilate the building.
  • Notify OUPD once outside the building, at 911 (campus phones) or (248) 370-3333 (cell phones).
  • Remain a safe distance from the building until the building has been declared safe to enter.

Other Mechanical Problems
Report other mechanical problems during normal business hours to Work Control at x2381 and after normal hours to the OU Police at (248) 370-3331.
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