Environmental Health and Safety

Emergency Management & Preparedness

Emergencies, disasters, accidents, injuries, and crimes can occur without warning at any time. Being physically and psychologically prepared to handle unexpected emergencies is an individual as well as an organizational responsibility.


  • Keep emergency supplies in your office or laboratory (medications, flashlights, comfortable shoes, bottled water, batteries, and portable radios)

  • Become familiar with the quickest exit route from your building.

  • Locate the nearest fire extinguisher and pull station.

  • Schedule safety courses with the department of Environmental, Health & Safety and Emergency Management (EHSEM)

If you have any questions concerning a unique situation not covered in this reference, need aditional information, or would like to schedule training courses, please contact EHSEM at umdemermgt@umd.umich.edu