Safety Summit readies employees for an array of dangers

Emergency planning document

An earthquake in Mexico, wildfires in the west, acts of public or workplace violence weekly: Recent news is enough to shake the most hardened believer that “it won't happen here.”

Safety and Risk Services wants all University of Oregon employees to be prepared to protect themselves, and hopefully to help others, in an emergency. The annual fall Safety and Security Summit, Nov. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Ford Alumni Center’s Giustina Ballroom, will include tips and training on how to respond to a variety of situations, from an unruly visitor to serious violence.

Presentations from UO police and other safety and risk experts include preparedness and emergency procedures at the UO, such as office safety and security, including de-escalation, loss prevention and staff coordination in identifying and dealing with risks, and also an overview of preventing and responding to active threats.

The event is free, but registration is required through My Track:

The summit content will be the same as for the 2016 event; those who attended then are welcome to a refresher or to encourage a colleague to attend.