Business Emergency Action Plan
It is the commitment of La Sierra University to provide a safe and secure environment for all members of the campus community. This plan incorporates safety aspects, fulfills codes and regulations and strives for the prevention of accidents.
Responsibility for Safety
The Risk and Safety department is responsible for monitoring the following: personal safety, building security, fire prevention, automobile regulations, life safety in emergencies, and the prevention and recording of injuries and illnesses. A Safe work environment only exists when all employees observe safety procedures as an integral part of every work procedure.
The Safety Committee provides oversight to the university safety program based on the plan outlined in this business emergency action plan. Subcommittees for emergency actions, hazardous materials, property inspection, and safety education lead out in the implementation of this plan. A list of personnel and duties of the Safety Committee and its subcommittees is outlined in Appendix A.
We acknowledge our obligation to provide our employees with a place of employment that is free of recognized hazards that are likely to cause death or serious physical injuries. The responsibility for the safe operation of each department rests with the supervisor in charge of that area.
It is the responsibility of each employee to accept and comply with all safety and health standards and work rules, regulations, and instructions that are applicable to their own actions and conduct.
In the event of a campus disaster or emergency condition, the Business Emergency Action Team (BEAT), the Coordinator (Director of Security) shall notify and convene the team to handle the situation. This team will inform the President and Vice-Presidents of the situation and the actions being implemented under the Business Emergency Action Plan (BEAP). The team will be responsible for notifying the Safety Building Coordinators (SBC) of all affected buildings on campus. The SBC’s will be responsible for assisting the BEAT implementation in their assigned areas. A list of the safety building coordinators and their responsibilities is outlined in Appendix B.
The Business Emergency Action Team will work with the Director of Public Relations who will be responsible for issuing all communications to the campus community, the media, and the public.