Tulsa Campus-Specific Information 

Emergency Numbers

PLEASE NOTE:   The emergency numbers found on this page and the following pages are for  all emergencies,  call Campus Police/Security at (918) 660-3333 (24-hours a day).   

 

OU-TULSA CAMPUS - POLICE/SECURITY


Fire / Emergency-------------------------------------------------(918) 660-3333

Non-Emergency / Administrative-----------------------------(918) 660-3900

 

Fire / Emergency   (if time is of the essence for life threatening emergency)------911

 

OU-TULSA CAMPUS OPERATIONS


     Maintenance / Control Center----------------------------(918) 660-3555

     After hours - Emergency Service Only -----------------(918) 660-3333

    

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY-TULSA -------(918) 660-3878

     After hours - Emergency Service Only -----------------(918) 660-3333

    

RADIATION SAFETY (OUHSC)


   Radiation Spills----------------------------------------(405) 271-6121
   After hours - Emergency Service Only ----------(405) 271-4911
 

WHEN CALLING

  1. Get to a safe location.

  2. Give your name.

  3.  Give your phone number.

  4.  Give building name and room number or other specific location.

  5.  Describe the condition clearly and accurately.

  6.  DON'T HANG UP!   Let the person you are talking to end the conversation; other information may be needed.

Slips, Trips, and Falls

When someone experiences a slip, trip, or fall at any OU-Tulsa location, call (or have someone call for you) Campus Police/Security (918) 660-3333.  

Because it may involve Workers' Compensation or Risk Management, a report will be filed by the employee and their supervisor.

    1. Employees/Students who require medical attention should go to the appropriate facility listed elsewhere in this document.
    2. If a visitor (non-employee/non-student) is injured, call Campus Security to have the proper form completed.   A form will be provided to the injured party, which must be filled out and returned to:   Campus Police/Security.
    3. All exposures, accidents, injuries, or illnesses that occur on the job must be reported on a Form 2 Employee's Report of Workers' Compensation injury, a Supervisor's report of Occupational Injury, and Employees Report of Injury to the Human Resources on the Schusterman Campus.

Medical Emergencies

During a medical emergency, call Campus Police/ Security at (981) 660-3333.   Be sure to give your name and the location of the victim and condition if known.   Stay on the line until all information is received and verified.   Our Security Officers have received medical training to include CPR and the usage of the Automated External Defibrillator.

The Desk Officer will be responsible for calling (911) to request local emergency medical assistance.

  • Do not move the patient unless his or her life is in danger.
  • Have someone stay with the patient until help arrives.

Biological, Chemical, and Radioactive Material Spills

BIOLOGICAL / BLOOD SPILLS

  1. Limit Access to the area.
  2. Contact Campus Police/Security at (918) 660-3333.

 

CHEMICAL SPILLS

Major Spills     (>4 liters of a hazardous substance or > 1 liter of an highly toxic substance):

  1. Leave the spill site immediately.   Close doors to the affect areas as you leave.   Do not allow re-entry.
  2. Call if a medical or fire emergency exists, or if the spill cannot be controlled by departmental personnel.
  3. Contact Campus Police/Security at (918) 660-3333 .
  4. Provide the location of the spill and the substance (if known) and any other pertinent information.

 

Minor Spills     (<4 liters of a hazardous substance or < 1 liter of a highly toxic substance).

  1. Follow the detailed instructions provided in the OUHSC Laboratory Safety Manual under Spill Control / Emergency Response Procedures.
  2. Call Campus Police/Security at (918) 660-3333 if assistance or medical treatment is needed.
  3. If flammable material is spilled, turn off sources of ignition and heat if safe to do so.
  4. Notify nearby persons and evacuate as necessary.
  5. Remove injured people, if safe to do so.
  6. Identify or characterize the substance(s) involved.
  7. If clean-up procedures can be handled safely by department personnel, follow these steps:
  • Don appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Turn on fume hoods and other exhaust equipment.
  • Open sash on hoods as much as possible.
  • Follow clean-up procedures identified on the SDS or the appropriate spill kit.
  • Contact the Tulsa EHSO (918) 660-3878 for possible regulatory reporting requirements and disposal of the collected waste.

 

CHEMICAL SPLASH ON BODY / EYES

  1. Know the locations of the emergency showers and eyewash stations ahead of time.
  2. Remove contaminated clothing.
  3. Flush skin or eyes with water for at least 15 minutes.
  4. Make sure chemicals have not accumulated in the shoes.
  5. Obtain medical attention for the victim  by calling Campus Police/Security at (918) 660-3333 and describing the victim's exact location.

 

RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS

Follow the detailed instruction provided in the Radiation Safety Manual under Emergency procedures.

 

Radioactive Material Spill

  1. During regular working hours, report all accidents to the Radiation Safety Officer, (405) 271-6121.   Also notify the approved user.
  2. If an accident occurs during off-duty hours, notify Campus Police/ Security at (918) 660-3333.
  3. If a large spill occurs, vacate the area and do not allow re-entry by anyone.

 

PERSONNEL DECONTAMINATION:

  1. Flush contaminated skin area(s) thoroughly with water, then wash repeatedly with mild soap and warm water.
  2. If skin is lacerated by glassware or equipment contaminated with radioactive material, immediately wash the wounded area(s) under a stream of lukewarm water.
  3. If ingestion of radioactive material has occurred, report the incident immediately to a supervisor.

Bomb Threat

Stay calm.

Attempt to get the following information from the caller:

  • What time the bomb is set to explode
  • What type of bomb it is.
  • What type of container the bomb is in.
  • Why bomb was placed.
  • Who the bomber and/or caller is.

Have a co-worker or another person contact 911, using another phone, then call: (918) 660-3333.

Write information down as caller says it and have co-worker relay information to Campus Police/Security / Emergency Operator.

Try to keep caller on the phone.

Listen for any background noises, voice inflection or accents, and/or anything that

Would help to determine the origin of the call.

Evacuate the building upon instruction from properly identified emergency personnel or as deemed appropriate in individual situations

Evacuation of disabled persons

VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS:

In the event of an emergency, tell the person the nature of the emergency and offer to guide them to the nearest emergency exit.   Have the person take your elbow to escort them.   This is the preferred method when acting as a "sighted guide".

 

HEARING IMPAIRED PERSONS:

Two methods of warning are:

  1. Writing a note, telling what the emergency is and the nearest evacuation route.   For example-   "FIRE - go out rear door-NOW"!   
  2. Turn light switch on and off to gain attention, then use gestures what is happening and what to do.

 

PERSONS USING CRUTCHES, CANES OR WALKERS:

Carrying options include using a two-person lock arm position or having the person sit on a sturdy chair with arms.   If time permits, call Campus Police/Security at (918) 660-3333  or 911 for assistance.

 

NON-AMBULATORY PERSONS (in wheelchairs):

There are many considerations when moving a person in a wheelchair.   Wheelchairs have movable parts; some are not designed to withstand the stress of lifting.   You may have to remove the chair batteries.   Life support equipment may be attached.   Lifting a person with minimal ability to move may be dangerous.   Preplanning is the best way to know what to do in an emergency for someone with limited mobility.   Consult with the person in the wheelchair regarding:

  1. The number of people necessary for assistance.
  2. Ways of being removed from the wheelchair.
  3. Whether a seat cushion/pad should be brought along with him/her if they are removed from the chair.
  4. Whether to extend or bend extremities when lifting because of pain, catheter, leg bags, plasticity, braces, etc.
  5. Being carried forward or backward on a flight of stairs.
  6. The type of assistance necessary after evacuation.

 

PRACTICE PROPER LIFTING TECHNIQUES:

  1. Obtain help if the load is too heavy.
  2. Place one foot a little ahead of the other.
  3. Point your toes slightly outward.
  4. Place your feet about shoulder width apart.
  5. Squat/Bend at the knees.
  6. Lift yourself and load with your legs.
  7. ALWAYS KEEP YOUR BACK STRAIGHT.

Explosion

IN THE EVENT OF AN EXPLOSION IN A BUILDING, TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTION:

 

Immediately take cover under tables, desks, or other such objects, which will give protection against flying glass and debris.

After the effects of the explosion have subsided, call Campus Police/Security at (918) 660-3333   (or 911).

Activate the building fire alarm system.

Evacuate the immediate area of the explosion.

Seek and assist injured and disabled persons in evacuation the building.   Exit using the stairway.

 

DO NOT USE ELEVATORS.

Once outside, move at least 300 feet   (approximately 2/3 to 1 block) away from the affected building.

Keep roadways and walkways clear for emergency vehicles.

Wait for further instructions from Campus Police/Security or properly identified emergency personnel.

 

DO NOT RE-ENTER the building until instructed to do so.

Fire

Know The Location of Fire Extinguishers in Your Area and How to Use Them

 

If clothes are on fire, drop to the floor and roll.   Smother the fire with a blanket, rug or heavy coat.   Call for help.   Administer first aid.

 

Upon discovery of a SMALL fire which can be readily extinguished with available equipment:

Immediately call Campus Police/Security (918) 660-3333 or 911.

Remember PASS:  

  • P ull the pin
  • A im low toward the base of the flames
  • S queeze the handle, and
  • S weep from side to side.

 Get help if necessary.

 

Upon discovery of a LARGE fire.

  • Activate the fire alarm and give verbal alarm.
  • Call Campus police/Security at (918) 660-3333 or 911
  • Evacuate the building, alerting people as you go.   Seek and assist disabled persons in the area.
  • Exit via the stairways.   DO NOT USE ELEVATORS.
  • Close all doors leading to the main hallways to prevent further spread of fires.
  • Once outside, move to an open area at least 300 feet away (about 2/3 to 1 block away) from the affected building(s).
  • AVOID INNER COURTYARDS.
  • keep roadways and walkways clear for emergency vehicles.   Remain upwind from smoke and fumes.
  • Wait for further instructions from Campus Security or other recognized officials or emergency personnel.
  • DO NOT RE-ENTER THE BUILDING UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO DO SO   by Campus police/Security or proper identified emergency personnel.

 

First Aid

IN THE EVENT OF A SERIOUS ILLNESS OR INJURY, immediately call Campus Police/ Security at (918) 660-3333 or 911 . Tell them the exact location of the victim and provide the telephone number from which you are calling.   If you notice any medical alert jewelry, advise emergency response personnel.   Give appropriate first aid until emergency response personnel arrive.   DO NOT MOVE THE VICTIM UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.

Persons responding to a medical emergency must protect themselves from exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials.

  1. For bleeding control with a minimum of bleeding, disposable gloves alone should be sufficient.
  2. For bleeding control with spurting or splashing blood, use disposable gloves, a gown, mask, and protective eyewear.

 

FROSTNIP / FROSTBITE:

  • Warm with lukewarm water until thawing is complete, but not longer.   NEVER use hot water.
  • Dry heat is not recommended.
  • Do not rub the affected area.
  • Seek medical attention, especially if blisters occur.

 

THERMAL BURNS:

  • Keep patient warm.
  • Remove jewelry from the affected area if possible.
  • Apply cool, NOT COLD, clean water or dressings.
  • Protect from dirt and friction by applying clean dry dressing.
  • Do not break blisters.
  • Do not apply oil, butter, grease or ointment.
  • Seek medical attention.

 

EPILEPTIC SEIZURE:

  • Do not force anything to the mouth.
  • Protect patient during the seizure.
  • Do not restrain the patient.
  • Reassure the patient.
  • Seek medical attention.

 

ELECTRICAL INJURIES:

  • It is imperative to turn off the power source before touching the victim.
  • Seek medical attention immediately.

 

ANIMAL BITES:

  • While wearing gloves to assist the victim, carefully massage the wound and apply gentle pressure to encourage bleeding.
  • Rinse the wound under warm running water for 15 minutes and continue massaging the site.
  • Wash the wound and surrounding area with povidone-iodine swab stick for five minutes; continue to rinse periodically.
  • Pat the injury dry using sterile gauze pads.
  • Cover the wound with a pad and secure it with gauze and tape.
  • Seek medical attention.

 

CLOSED FRACTURE:

  • Do not move victim unless there is a danger of fire, explosion or other life-threatening emergency.
  • Do not try to set a fracture of straighten an injured limb.
  • Stabilize the injured area.
  • Seek medical attention.

 

DISLOCATION:

  • Immobilize joint in the position found and do not attempt to straighten.
  • Seek medical attention.

 

SMALL OBJECT IN EYE

  • Wash gently or flush with water.
  • Seek medical attention.

General Information

If there is an emergency, Deans, Department Heads, Supervisors, and Area Coordinators have the responsibility to give instructions to students, faculty and staff, close doors, and provide other required safety and first aid measures unless otherwise directed by the Campus Police/Security or other properly identified emergency personnel.   SOME EMERGENCIES MAY REQUIRE EVACUATION OF THE BUILDING.   IN THIS EVENT:  

  1. Fire alarms or verbal notice will be used to sound the evacuation.
  2. Remain calm and orderly.   Walk quickly, but do not run.
  3. Exit via stairway.   DO NOT USE ELEVATORS.
  4. Follow instructions of Campus Police/Security Officers or other properly identified emergency personnel.
  5. Give assistance to disabled or injured people in the area.
  6. If time permits, turn off the power to processes electrical equipment that should not run unattended.
  7. Close doors behind you as you leave the area.
  8. Go to a pre-determined assembly area away from the building .  
  9. Keep all roadways and walkways clear for emergency vehicles.
  10. WAIT FOR INSTRUCTIONS from emergency personnel.   NEVER RE-ENTER BUILDING until instructed to do so by Campus Police/Security or other properly identified emergency personnel.
  11. If emergency situations not covered by this booklet occur, call the appropriate emergency number for instructions.

Holiday Decorations Policy

The guidelines are not intended to discourage employee creativity, but are simply to ensure the health and safety of everyone.

The following minimum safety rules shall apply:

All decorations shall be of materials that will not continue to burn or glow after being subjected to the flame of an ordinary match. (The normal use of bulletin boards and posters does not apply to this rule.)

              Not Acceptable Decorating Materials:          

                            Natural Christmas Trees

                            Ordinary crepe paper, tissue paper, confetti or fabrics

                            Candles, gas-fueled, or liquid-fueled lanterns

                             Hay, garlands, wreaths, cotton batting or cotton balls, cornstalks, or leaves

                            Fast-burning plastic materials

                            Extension cords exposed to traffic or passing through doorways

                            Light bulbs in contact with decorations

 

              Acceptable Decorating Materials:

                            Flame-retardant crepe paper or fabrics

                            Christmas trees of metal, or self-extinguishing plastic

                            Aerosol artificial snow (flocking)

                            UL listed small Italian lights on nonmetallic noncombustible                                                          

                            trees .

Decorations and displays shall not obstruct equipment, fire extinguishers, doors, corridors, stairs, landings, hallways, or spaces providing normal egress.

Do not change existing fluorescent lights or spotlights for colored bulbs or place any type of material over lights to change the color.

Do not use dry ice in any display.

Do not place any decorations and/or displays in the elevator lobbies, or stairwells.

Do not hang any decorations from any fire suppression equipment. 

Persons erecting decorations must be responsible for the location, maintenance and removal of any decorations.

Power Outage

Between 8:00am and 5:00pm notify (918) 660-3555.   Phones may not be operation properly.   If there is no answer, send a messenger to the Operations office.

After hours, notify Campus Police/Security at (918) 660-3333.

If evacuation of the building is required, exit via stairways.   DO NOT USE ELEVATORS.

Seek out disabled persons and provide assistance.

Laboratory personnel should secure experiments or activities that may present a danger with the electrical power off or when it is restored unexpectedly.   Notify the lab supervisor immediately.  

For specific emergencies after hours, contact Campus Police/Security at (918) 660-3333.

When mechanical ventilation is interrupted, vapors or chemicals may reach hazardous concentration levels.   Do not perform procedures using hazardous materials until power is restored.   Clean up or put away chemicals and close containers.

Severe Weather / Tornado Procedures

If severe weather is imminent, if you are outside, move indoors as quickly as possible.   The severe weather announcement will be made via the public address system.

 

  • Turn off any equipment that might be affected by a temporary loss.   (The Schusterman Campus often experiences momentary outages during severe weather).
  • Facility occupants should move to a designated shelter, if possible.   Stay out of parking garages, auditoriums and exterior walkways.   Stay away from electrical appliances.
  • Move to an interior hallway, basement or tunnel.   Avoid large glassed areas and windows.                                                                           
  • Close hallway doors as you leave to shield the corridors from flying debris.
  • Use the telephone for emergency calls ONLY.
  • STAY CALM AND ALERT.
  • Wait for the all-clear announcement.   This will occur on the public address system.
  • Call (918) 660-3333 at Campus Police/Security to report and damage