All employees, patients, and visitors of the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita have the right to expect a safe and healthy environment, including but not necessarily limited to:
This guide has been prepared as an overview of the institutional safety and health policies and procedures. For further information, refer to the specific policy manuals referenced.
Medical school policy prohibits possession of weapons of any type, including all firearms. If at any time you should observe someone on the school property with a weapon, notify Security immediately at extension 3-2662 or call the Security Emergency cell phone number at 648-8329. For your personal safety and security, do not confront any individual you observe with a weapon.
An accident is any occurrence which is not consistent with the standard operation or the routine care of patients. It may be a situation which might result in an accident. When an accident occurs, the complete facts must be recorded on the appropriate form as soon as possible.
Use Employer's Report of Accident to record all events involving patients, visitors, non-employed students, and loss of personal property.
The Employer's Report of Accident Form must be completed for all on-the-job injuries or occupational illnesses sustained by KU School of Medicine-Wichita employees and employed students arising out of and in the course of employment.
Accident reports are prepared for the protection of KU School of Medicine-Wichita and its employees. These reports are analyzed to ensure safe conditions at the medical school.
Employer's Report of Accident form can be obtained through Human Resources. For further information, contact Human Resources at 3-2615.
Each employee should review the Fire Emergency Evacuation site assignment, and be aware of the following items prior to a fire alarm:
A Fire Alert exists if you hear or note that the fire alarm has been activated. Take the following actions:
A fire emergency exists when you suspect or discover a fire. Remember RACCEE. The following steps must be taken:
Be alert for further instructions. Remain calm.
In the event that an employee receives a phone call regarding a bomb threat or other threatening call, the employee should take the following actions:
Facilities Management and Security will then follow their protocol for such incidents. Security will announce on the public address system if any further action needs to be taken by employees.
Group 1 (North Tan Parking Lot)
Group 2 (West Tan Parking Lot - Center for Primary Care)
A Tornado Watch is announced by the National Weather Service when weather conditions could produce a tornado in the Sedgwick County area. Facilities Management and Security will monitor Weather Service announcements regarding severe weather or tornado watches and notify departments via LAN or the intercom.
A Tornado Warning is announced by the National Weather Service and⁄or Civil Preparedness sirens which sound when a tornado has actually been sighted in the Sedgwick County area.
In the event of an official Tornado Warning for the Sedgwick County area, the security guard will announce the warning on the public address system. All personnel are to seek shelter in the basement immediately.
Remain in the designated shelter areas until an 'All Clear' signal is given by Facilities Management to indicate that a tornado or severe weather no longer poses an immediate threat.
If any injuries have been sustained by patients, visitors or personnel, take immediate life saving action as needed, and report injuries by calling 911.
For minor structural damage, contact Facilities Management at ext. 3-2625 (after hours press "0" to be connected with the on-call maintenance person). For major damage where immediate assistance is required, call 911.
SHELTER ASSIGNMENTS (TORNADO)
Hall Phone Number for Shelter Areas:
|Information Technology Services Hall||Library Hall||Facilities Management Hall|
|Administrative & Financial Services||Academic & Student Affairs||Facilities Management|
|Dean's Office||Bookstore||Internal Medicine|
|Facilities Maintenance Shop||Farha Medical Library||Medical Practice Association|
|Faculty Affairs||KU Endowment||Midtown Clinic|
|Family & Community Medicine||Medical Sciences||Rural Health|
|Graduate Medical Education||Office of Research||Security|
|IT Services||School of Pharmacy|
|KU Alumni||Standardized Patient|
|Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences|
Floor monitors are assigned for each department of the medical school. They are responsible to alert and assist personnel located in their department to move to an area of safety in the event of severe weather, fire, or bomb threat. Once in an area of safety, they advise people to reassemble and remain at their assigned area. If there is an individual not accounted for, they notify Facilities Management personnel in the area.
Floor monitors should designate an alternate to function in their absence during an emergency.
Floor Monitors' Procedures for Fire/Bomb Threat Evacuation
In the event of a severe weather or tornado warning, the Civil Preparedness sirens in the vicinity of the medical school will sound or a public address system announcement will be made instructing all building personnel to seek shelter immediately. Responsibilities for Floor Monitors are:
To report evacuation status call:
Director of Facilities Management
Bob Wiese: 648-2456
Maintenance On-call phone: 648-1521
Back Up Floor Monitor
|Academic and Student Affairs||Heather van Buuren*||Karen Drake*|
|AFS, Dean's Office, Faculty Affairs & KUAA||Tyann Orton/Marianne Eyles|
|Facilities Management||Terri Osborne||Debra Potgieter|
|Family & Community Medicine||Lori Bearley||Leslie Bretches/Terry Ast|
|Graduate Medical Education||Kara Visokey*||Kendra Engels*|
|Human Resources||Crystal Nevins*||LaShawna Blodgett*|
|Information Technology Services||Penni Smith*||Curtis Scott*|
|Internal Medicine||Monica Ledbetter||Jamie Schadegg|
|KU Midtown Clinic||Susan Stipp||Bea Williamson|
|Library & KUEA||Susan Clark*||Patty Shay*|
|Medical Practice Association||Debbie Loewen||Janet Ewalt|
|Medical Sciences||Stephen Charles*|
|Office of Research||Trisha Richmeier||Rosey Zackula|
|Preventive Medicine & Public Health||Jimi Burke||Linda Jordan|
|Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences||Jennifer Collins||Mary Spachek|
|Public Affairs||Jennifer Eaton||Jennica King|
|Rural Health Education & Services||Brad Thomison*||Laurie Scott*|
|Rural Health Education & Services (2nd floor)||Anthony Pafford||Jenifer Yuza|
|School of Pharmacy||Bob Emerson*||Patricia Coombs*|
|Security||Julie Stimson/Security*||Security Personnel*|
|Standardized Patient||Kris Roudebush||Inga Sogaard|
* Responsible for checking restrooms and conference rooms