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WSU CAMPUS SAFETY

 Utility Failure

In the event of a utility failure occurring during the regular working hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, immediately notify the Gaddis Physical Plant at 978-3444.

  • If there is a potential danger to building occupants, or if the utility failure occurs after regular working hours, on weekends or holidays, notify the University Police Department (UPD) at 978-3450 or 911 (Campus telephone).
  • When the building evacuation order is given, follow the Building Evacuation Procedure.

Electrical/ Light Failure

Remain calm. Provide assistance to others in your immediate area that may be unfamiliar with the space. Proceed cautiously to an area that has emergency lighting, especially if you are in an unlit area. Do not evacuate or dismiss employees or students unless directed to do so and if no other danger exists. In most cases, power will be restored or classes will be relocated to another area with power.


Elevator Failure

If you are trapped in an elevator, use the emergency button or telephone to alert the UPD. Remain calm.


Gas Leak

Cease all operations. DO NOT TURN ON LIGHTS OR ANY ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT. Remember, electrical arcing can trigger an explosion. Evacuate the area and notify the Physical Plant at 978-3444 during regular working hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. At any other time, notify the UPD at 978-3450 or 911 (Campus telephone).


Ventilation Problems

If smoke odors come from the ventilation system, immediately cease all operations, evacuate the area, and notify the Physical Plant at 978-3444 during regular working hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. At any other time, notify the UPD at 978-3450 or 911 (Campus telephone).


Water Supply Failure

In the event of water supply failure notify Physical Plant at 978-3444 during regular working hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. At any other time, notify the UPD at 978-3450 or 911 (Campus telephone).