Shelter in Place/Lock Down
- Lockdown - Quickly secure all staff, students, and visitors in rooms away from immediate danger.
- Lockout - Exterior doors are locked. Used in a potentially dangerous situation outside of building. "Lockout" is a term that may be used in combination with "lockdown."
- Shelter in Place - Take immediate shelter where you are and isolate your inside environment from the outside environment.
Emergency: Call 9-1-1
When you receive the notice to seek shelter inside a building, or you decide to shelter due to a nearby outside danger (e.g. severe weather, outside environmental danger, or violent intruder):
- Seek shelter inside a building and remain there.
- If possible, seek shelter in areas without hazards (e.g. chemicals, fume hoods, water tanks, loose material, etc.)
- If possible, warn anyone outside the building to immediately enter
- Determine if a threat of violence is present and the building/occupants should lock internal and access doors.
- If a weather incident, go to the lowest level of the building, stay in interior hallways, away from glass doors and windows.
- If an outside chemical or hazardous material causes the sheltering, move everyone to the 2nd or 3rd floors of the building.
- Close exterior doors and windows
- Shut down the building’s air handling system
- If a lock down situation:
- If safe to do so, lock the exterior doors
- Seek shelter inside a room that the door can be locked and barricaded
- Lock the door and barricade it
- Stay away from windows so no one can see you
- Seek cover behind/under solid objects
- Silence cell phones or other devices that make noise and could draw the intruder’s attention
- If safe to do so, contact the following and report your situation:
- [College/School/Department name]leadership
- Monitor TV or website news, if possible.
- Wait for official notice to resume normal activities.
- By OSUAlert notification
- By person in hallway announcing all clear (it is acceptable to ask for official identification prior to unlocking the door)
- Telephonic notification from the University
- University website
- Conduct accountability for personnel under your supervision.
- Be prepared to conduct immediate evacuation if told to do so.
- Report problems or concerns to [College/School/Department name] leadership.
- Check in with [College/School/Department name] leadership to determine response status
- Do not exit the building until allowed to do so
- Store and handle flammable, combustible and other hazardous materials in accordance to OSU policies/procedures
- Maintain a tidy, waste free work area
- Conduct monthly room inspection of common areas to reduce fire hazards
- Participate in a required annual evacuation drills
- Identify staff/faculty responsibilities:
- Building manager/floor monitor duties (Safety Manual Section 204 http://oregonstate.edu/fa/manuals/saf/204)
- Faculty with students – ensure students under direct faculty supervision are evacuating
- Employees required to stay behind and operate critical equipment prior to evacuating
- Report problems with fire safety systems immediately to Facility Services 541-737-2969
- Have a representative participate on the Building Manager’s Evacuation Committee to assist with planning and identifying areas of concern
- Staff familiar with fire and life safety policies and responsibilities, to include use of portable fire extinguishers
- Identify the closest two exits to your work location
- Identify escape routes to the nearest exits
- Identify where the fire alarm pull station and fire extinguishers are located
- Know where the outside evacuation assembly point is for the building
- Report to [College/School/Department name] Director any obstructions or limitations to the evacuation routes
- Evacuation maps posted in each room