Emergency Procedures at the University of Oregon

Emergencies, disasters, accidents, injuries, and crime can occur without warning at any time. Panic or failure to act are major obstacles to safe and effective response in an emergency situation.

Advance planning, preparation, and practice are the most effective ways of ensuring that individuals can respond calmly and effectively in an emergency. See the Take Action: Emergency Planning section of the Flip Chart, or the other Planning Resources on this website for assistance in developing department and individual emergency plans. Check list

Write down the following emergency information in a place where you can access it easily as a first step in preparing for an emergency.    

  • Building Address
  • Office / Work Space Room Number
  • Building Manager (name and phone number)
  • Evacuation Assembly Area for your building or department

The Emergency Procedures Flip Chart was developed to assist in minimizing the negative impact of emergencies. Read the guide before an emergency occurs, become acquainted with its contents, and refer back to it as needed. Familiarity with UO emergency procedures will assist you in being better prepared to protect yourself and others around you.  REQUEST PRINTED COPIES.
In an emergency situation take the following steps: 

  • Assess the situation
  • Act promptly, if necessary, to ensure your safety
  • Notify appropriate emergency personnel

The information in the Emergency Procedures guide is written for use by all University of Oregon facilities including those distant from the Eugene campus. All telephone numbers listed in the flipchart, with the exception of 9-1-1, are telephone numbers for resources located on the Eugene campus. Programs at other locations may wish to list local emergency telephone numbers specific to their area.