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Emergency and Safety Preparedness Event Brings Together Staff, Campus Safety Leaders

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Houston, April 29, 2019 - As part of the Stay Cougar S.A.F.E. initiative, the campus community is encouraged to do their part by adopting a co-producer approach to their personal safety and the safety of others.

In support of that proactive mindset, Staff Council along with the Office of Emergency Management came together to host an Emergency and Safety Preparedness Series Campus Safety Leaders Q&A session for all UH employees. The well-attended forum took place April 9 and included representatives from UHPD, Fire and Life Safety, Office of Emergency Management, Risk Management, and Counseling and Psychological Services.

Employees were able to ask questions they had pertaining any facet of safety on the UH campus, including evacuations, campus emergencies, the outdoor warning siren system and more. Additional resources on a wide range of topics, including useful tips, guides and training programs pertaining to extreme weather preparedness and more are also available via the Office of Emergency Management.

In addition, the OEM provides Community Emergency Response Training - or CERT - that allows the UH community to learn basic disaster response skills. In the fall, the weekend training version of the CERT class will be available for participants who are unable to attend during the work day.

Be sure to visit the Cougar SAFE webpage for information on a wide range of safety topics for faculty, staff and students within the UH campus community.

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