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Emergency Management and Safety at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) has a vital mission integral to protecting the continuity of University operations as well as the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and visitors. The emergency management function uses an all hazards approach that ensures the University is prepared for a wide range of disasters including such things as earthquakes, severe weather, hazardous material incidents, Homeland Security incidents, pandemic flu and other serious threats to the University and its community. Emergency management activities include hazard mitigation, emergency preparedness, emergency response and recovery activities.

SIUE has adopted the National Incident Management System (NIMS) which was instituted by a Presidential Directive to ensure all institutions and emergency response agencies have a framework to work effectively and efficiently during emergency response and recovery efforts. Emergency Management and Safety is responsible for developing and revising emergency operations plans, recruiting and training an emergency response team and operating and maintaining an emergency operations center.

Emergency Management and Safety is also responsible for ensuring University compliance with federal and state worker safety and environmental regulations and policies. The Emergency Management and Safety department is responsible for hazardous materials handling and disposal, which includes hazardous, bio-hazardous and radiological materials. In addition, SIUE employees can request that an ergonomic assessment of their workstation is performed to ensure they have a safe working environment.

In summary, Emergency Management and Safety provides a wide range of services and programs designed to protect the University community. This department also works to ensure the University is a "good neighbor" by handling its hazardous materials responsibly and conducting activities that reflect the best environmental practices.

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