Bio Hazard Safety: IDentifyED Campus Safety and Security System
Bio Hazard Safety is a big concern on any campus. When a potentially infectious material is present on campus, an campus bio hazards safety emergency procedure is needed to ensure everyone and faculty are safe.
Bio Hazards Safety includes:
Bio Hazard Safety protective gear for campus safety may include:
- Disposable gloves
- Disposable face mask
- Disposable plastic apron, lab coat, or coveralls
- Disposable shoe covers (booties)
Gather items needed to safely clean, disinfect, and sanitize the affected area. These items may include:
- Warning signs/cones to warn others of the hazard
- Absorbent material, such as paper towels
- All-purpose disinfectant, such as a bleach solution (one part bleach to nine parts water)
- Autoclavable bucket for diluting disinfectant
- Red bio hazard incident waste bags
- Forceps or tongs for picking up broken glass or other sharps
Bio Hazard Safety resolution procedures for safe and secure campuses:
- Wash hands and face with soap and water before and after cleanup.
- Put on fresh pair of disposable gloves, lab coat, and face protection before starting the cleanup.
- Collect any sharp items using forceps or tongs.
- Disinfect the area with a bleach solution or another all-purpose disinfectant.
- Dispose of all cleanup materials as bio hazard incident waste.
- Report all spills to a supervisor.
Maintaining Bio Hazard Safety with IDentifyED’s safety and security campus system
1Make an IDentifyED help request, selecting the appropriate type of request. Your campus may have a Bio Hazardous help request or they may simply have a help request to report an injury or a safety issue. Select that most accurate choice. If you can and you have a little time, describe the incident in the text area if the help request has a text area, also if you can try and send a picture to help responders.
2If the incident is going to affect areas of the campus beyond a very small area and may result in harm to anyone. If you have the ability to make an IDentifyED emergency broadcast make the appropriate broadcast, if not contact security so that they can do a campus emergency notification. The IDentifyED system has integration into the I Love U Guys Foundation’s standard response procedures, these procedures will tell people how they need to respond and reduce panic during a bio hazard incident.
3Use the IDentifyED 911 feature on the help request this will directly you to specific campus response personnel on IDentifyED and explain to the dispatcher the issue. Make certain they know that you believe that the entire campus or simply a group of people need to be sent an emergency broadcast. Emergency personnel have the tools during a bio hazard incident to send out SRP standard response procedures broadcasts or a simply implement news or alert broadcast providing specific response instructions to a bio hazard incident.
4Emergency Personnel during a bio hazard incident with IDentifyED can also involve or escalate to additional personnel as well as any emergency responders.
5Emergency Responders will also maintain and update critical event message boards about the bio hazard incident, that will allow everyone in the campus to get the most critical and up-to-date information.
6If you need help or others need help during the bio hazard incident, you can make additional help requests that might document additional assistance and additional people who might be injured during the bio hazard incident.
7For IDentifyED Schools only; During a bio hazard incident, every class should take attendance so that emergency responders know who is in class and what class they are in.
8Everyone during a bio hazard incident should check-in to a location, class, event, group or transportation so that emergency responders know where everyone is.
9If you check-in, and then need help — emergency responders will be able to respond to your specific location with much better detail. For example, during a bio hazard incident it is possible that you are on the 6th floor in room 601 of a 20-story building and the event is on the 5th floor. If you need assistance, your IDentifyED reported longitude and latitude will only tell the responders what building you are in, a good check-in will help them narrow it down the floor and room, so that they can find you.
10If you are handicapped during a bio hazard incident, in any way and the elevators are disabled. Make a handicapped help request with your specific checked in location (in some campuses they have designated handicapped assistance locations, so emergency responders can help you during the bio hazard incident emergency.
11Emergency responders will also maintain and update critical event message boards about the bio hazard incident, that will allow everyone in the campus to get the most critical and up-to-date information.
12If you need help or others need help during the bio hazard incident, you can make additional help requests that might document additional assistance and additional people who might be injured during the bio hazard incident.
13For IDentifyED Schools only; During a bio hazard incident, it is possible that you will be in class make certain that attendance is taken by the teacher as you seek shelter.
14Everyone should check-in to a location, class, event, group or transportation so that emergency responders know where everyone is.
15Look for updates to the locations as well, perhaps the campus will add shelter locations so that you can accurately share your location with friends, family and of course emergency responders.
16If you check-in, and then need help — emergency responders will be able to respond to your specific location with much better detail. For example, during a bio hazard incident it is possible that you are on the 20th floor in room 2001 of a 20-story building. If you need assistance, your IDentifyED reported longitude and latitude will only tell the responders what building you are in, a good check-in will help them narrow it down the floor and room, so that they can find you.
17If you are handicapped during a bio hazard incident, in any way and the elevators are disabled or there is a power outage. Make a handicapped help request with your specific checked in location (many campuses have designated handicapped assistance areas for you to check into.)
18Once the bio hazard incident is not a threat — emergency personnel will either broadcast out an all clear or begin reunification procedures.
19If an all clear is sent during a bio hazard incident assume that there will be additional information that may need to be shared, stay sheltered until you are able to get assurance that it is safe.
20After a bio hazard incident please report any and all personal injury or other issues through IDentifyED.
21After a bio hazard incident please report any damage to property or safety concerns via the IDentifyED Help request.
22For IDentifyED schools only; If a reunification process is called for after a bio hazard incident, monitor the IDentifyED critical event message boards as well as all emergency broadcasts.
23Follow the instructions from emergency responders.
24For IDentifyED schools only; During a bio hazard incident reunification you should be told where to report to. It is possible that traditional/anticipated buildings or rally points are not safe to shelter or meet at so it is important to listen to and follow the directions of emergency responders.
25For IDentifyED schools only; When arriving at a reunification area, make certain you check-in or are checked in to that location.
26For IDentifyED schools only; Parents should follow reunification procedures during a bio hazard incident reunification. Parents should be instructed as to what will occur by campus personnel please follow the directions you are being given.
27After a bio hazard incident, you may experience power outages and damage that may result in the campus or campus being closed. IDentifyED is housed offsite from your campus so IDentifyED should remain online during any and all emergencies. As long as you can get to internet services you should be able to get to IDentifyED. For this reason, during an emergency it is very likely that IDentifyED will be your campuses best means to communicate.
28Continue to monitor IDentifyED emergency broadcasts, campus news and alerts as well as critical event boards after the bio hazard incident because campuses will need to update you on when campus will resume and any other additional information.
29After a bio hazard incident, IDentifyed may also be used to update everyone on calendar events, communications, projects and assignments, look for these updates on IDentifyED first in order to minimize and optimize communications. It is likely that many parties including coaches, teachers and staff will update calendars, message boards, send messages and provide additional updates via a course or group portfolio.
30IDentifyED’s many communication resources like user portfolios, messaging, message boards, calendars, chat, group chat, emergency broadcast, campus-wide news and alerts will all be used during and after a bio hazard incident. So, monitor IDentifyED and use IDentifyED as your primary source of information.