Emergency planning program

Emergency planning at a glance

Program contact

Brock A. Young
Occupational Health & Safety Manager
(775) 327-5058

Emergencies can occur at any time– fires, floods, earthquakes, workplace violence. The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to ensuring the safety of its students, employees, and visitors in the event of such emergencies. In an effort to mitigate and/or prevent emergencies, EH&S makes several resources available including building egress maps, CPR training, public access automated external defibrillators (AEDs), and fire extinguisher/evacuation training.

Employee injuries

The BCN Workers’ Compensation office has developed guidance on the workers’ compensation process to be followed when an employee or registered volunteer experiences a work-related injury or illness, including a list of current approved healthcare providers. Workplace incidents should be reported as soon as possible, especially in the event of serious injury or hospitalization.

It is the responsibility of supervisors to be familiar with this process, to provide guidance to injured employees, and to complete the initial investigation. It is the responsibility of injured employees to report the injury and initiate the workers’ compensation claim process.

After-hours emergencies

If a fire, serious injury, or threat of violence occurs, regardless of the time of day, call 911. Communicate your building name and number to the operator, followed by details of the emergency. To ensure you know your full building name and number ahead of an emergency, review the information found on the University’s Around Campus page.

For urgent assistance related to building infrastructure such as a water leak or power outage, contact Facilities Services (24-hours) at (775) 784-8020.

For guidance or assistance related to a hazardous materials release, a concerning odor, or other potentially hazardous situation, contact Environmental Health & Safety (24 hours) at (775) 327-5040.