Building Evacuation Plans
Emergency Equipment Maps
Respect: show consideration for; recognize; acknowledge; value legitimate library needs.
An employee who is respectful listens to what the patron has to say. Respect reflects the value and worth of another person. When respect is lacking, there is an imbalance of power.
Confidentiality: privacy; discretion; carefulness; caution; tact; good judgment.
Employees are expected to act responsibly and sensitively when providing service to or handling the records of patrons.
Level of Response:
PROBLEM RESOLUTION DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS
(M – F, 8 AM – 5 PM)
If you identify any concern which may affect personal safety, the condition of the building, or impact the Library’s ability to provide usual levels of service, you are authorized to report that concern to the following WOU personnel
PROBLEM RESOLUTION AT CLOSING OR AFTER HOURS:
If you identify any concern which may affect the condition of the building, or impact the Library’s ability to provide usual levels of service the following day or for events scheduled after the library closes, you are authorized to report that concern to the following WOU personnel:
In the even of a building evacuation, once outside the building there are two meeting places to gather until the Emergency Personnel declare the building safe for reoccupation. These are:
Do not gather in the east parking lot nor in the center median to the west as emergency vehicles may need to use this as work space.
Exceptions: those staff members who have physical limitations. They are expected to exit the building and report to the designated assembly location.
LMS staff and student employees on duty at the time of the emergency will help evacuate the library by checking each floor.
EVACUATION ROUTES - MONDAY – FRIDAY, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Main Lobby Public Desk Staff (route 1)
1st floor – East Public Desk Staff (route 3)
1st floor - Classrooms Public Desk Staff (route 2)
1st floor - West Public Desk Staff (route 4)
2nd floor – Staff and Conference rooms Collection Management or Tech Services Staff (route 5)
2nd floor – East Collection Management or Tech Services Staff (route 6)
2nd floor – West Collection Management or Tech Services Staff (route 7)
3rd floor – East Archives & Exhibits Staff (route 8)
3rd floor – West Administrative Services Staff (route 9)
NOTE: Assuming that locked areas of the building will not be occupied during weekend, night and holiday hours, those areas are not included in these routes.
ASSIGNMENTS DURING WEEKEND, NIGHT, AND HOLIDAY HOURS:
Route 1. 1st Floor: Public Services Reference Desk staff on duty
Route 2. 2nd Floor: Public Services Information Desk staff on duty
Route 3. 3rd Floor: Public Services Check-out Desk staff on duty
Route 1: 1st Floor
Route 2: 2nd floor (Whole Floor)
Route 3: 3rd floor (Whole Floor)
Fire and Life Safety Evacuation Plan for Persons with Disabilities
Immediate Response Buckets
These buckets are to respond to damaging events in the library that need immediate attention. The buckets are bright red with a yellow inventory label on the lid. The supplies (see list below) in each bucket are used to respond to leaks, power outages, etc
Four (4) response buckets are located throughout the building; Hl 119, HL 215, HL 208 & HL 306
The following supplies are kept in each bucket:
4 - plastic drop clothes
NOTE: If there is need to use any of the supplies in a bucket, notify Administrative Services to replace what is used.
Administrative Services Student Workers inventory the supplies in the buckets annually to be sure supplies are ready and available for immediate use when needed.
Digital cameras for documenting damage are located at the Checkout Desk, Administrative services and Exhibits & Archives.
(Actions to be taken during the earthquake)
These actions should be taken when you first feel an earthquake. The shaking will generally last less than a minute, however, there is time to take cover and protect yourself.
(Actions to take after the shaking stops)
Within the first few minutes and most likely the first few hours of a serious earthquake, emergency services will not be available. Most areas will have to be self sufficient and steps should be taken to save lives and prevent further disaster. These examples include:
Many people will not want to stay inside a building after an earthquake. This is not uncommon. You should be careful when exiting a building after the shaking stops.
Remember to stay calm and assist others. Don’t panic. In the beginning everyone will have to help one another until emergency assistance can arrive.
Policy on Providing Assistance to Students/Patrons with Medical Issues
Door between room 107 and the student lounge room 106
Keep both alarms armed and keep the door locked from the student lounge side so people cannot enter room 107 from the student lounge. The door will only be unlocked when authorized for special events and activities.