Emergencies and Exposures

Emergencies can occur at any time, without warning. Careful planning, with an emphasis on safety, can help members of the UNT community handle crises and emergencies with appropriate responses, and could save lives. Every member of the UNT community shares responsibility for emergency preparedness. Unit heads are responsible for ensuring that their units have emergency plans in place, and that all persons - including faculty, staff, and students - are familiar with those emergency plans. Unit heads are also responsible for assigning emergency preparedness and response duties to appropriate staff members. 

For OSHA, an "incident" is a workplace event that results in:

  • Death
  • In-patient hospitalization
  • Amputation
  • Loss of an eye
  • Injuries and illnesses severe enough to cause:
  • Days away from work, restricted work, or transfer to another job (even temporarily)
  • Medical treatment beyond first aid
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Some other diagnoses of significant injury or illness by a licensed health care professional

A near-miss is defined as a potential hazard or incident in which no property was damaged, and no personal injury was sustained, but where, given a slight shift in time or position, damage or injury easily could have occurred.

Emergency Operation Plan

The University has prepared and has made available to appropriate persons an Emergency Operation Plan. Details of the plan may be found here.

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