Environmental Health and Safety
Revised: August 18, 2017
- Training Goal
- Evacuation vs. Shelter in Place
- Emergency Response Plan
- Active Shooter
- Bomb Threat
- Hazardous Material Incident
- Natural Gas Leaks, Odors and Fumes
- Suspicious Package/Mail
- Public Health Emergency
This training is intended to improve the readiness of all faculty,
students and staff through the review of key elements of the LSUHSC
Emergency Response Plan, including means of communication and how to
respond to potential emergency situations.
More information can be found on the Emergency
Response Actions web page.
Notifying Authorities of an Emergency
- Prompt notification is a key element of an effective response to
an emergency. Should you need to report an incident or emergency,
contact University Police at 568-8999, call 911 or send a uTip message.
- In you need help from Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)
for clean-up of a chemical, biological or radiological spill, contact
University Police; they will notify EH&S via radio.
- University Police maintains desks 24/7 at the Roman Garage,
Residence Hall and School of Dentistry Clinic. During working hours,
University Police also mans desks at the Resource Center, Clinical
Education Building (1542 Tulane) and Allied Health/School of Nursing.
How To Send a uTip
- TEXT 50911 and begin your message with LSUHSC.
- You will receive a text notifying you that the text has been
received by the uTip system.
Note: If your message does not begin with
LSUHSC, University Police will
receive your text.
uTip Text Message Example
Emergency Alert System & Text Alerts
In the event of an emergency situation, LSUHSC can transmit
pertinent information via the University website, phone trees, e-mail,
text messaging, and digital signage to the entire spectrum of students,
faculty and staff. These are all elements of the Emergency Alert System.
A key element of LSUHSC's Emergency Alert
System is the Text Alert System. In a time sensitive situation, text
messages will likely be the initial means of communication. To receive
text alerts, you must opt into the system by providing your cell phone
or personal email information during registration. See Text Alert System for more information regarding
Mass Emails, Digital Signage and NOLA Ready
Mass emails are often sent subsequent to text messages to provide
more detail on the situation. These mass emails, as well as the text
messages, are also posted to the Emergency Alerts Web Page.
Emergency information will also be posted to the digital signage
located throughout the campuses.
To further enhance your awareness both during and after working
hours, you can subscribe to NOLA Ready, the City of New Orleans’ Emergency
Alert System, which provides notifications via text message or email on
issues such as mandatory city evacuation information, weather
advisories, water boils, power outages, and traffic issues.
Evacuation vs. Shelter in Place
In the event of an emergency, you may be directed to either evacuate
or shelter in place.
- Evacuation could be to the designated Emergency
Evacuation Area of your building (e.g., in response to a fire alarm) or
off of the
campus completely (e.g., a campus-wide bomb threat). See the links
showing the Emergency Evacuation Areas for the Downtown and School of Dentistry campuses.
- Shelter in Place means to seek immediate shelter and remain there
during an emergency rather than evacuate the area. Shelter in Place
could be a response to a hazardous situation (chemical, radiological,
or chemical contaminants) or in response to an Active Shooter.
Whether in your office, classroom or a common area, always be
familiar with your surroundings and have an evacuation route in mind.
Emergency Response Plan
The LSUHSC Emergency Response Plan provides the framework for a
planned, systematic management approach to emergencies; a venue for
promptly identifying and supporting LSUHSC decision-makers; a system
for evaluating all emergencies with the goal of protecting lives and
property, reducing exposure to liability, and providing sound
management of public information.
The plan includes annexes which describe the response to a variety
of emergencies. Key points from some of these annexes follow:
Hurricane season runs from Jun 1 through Nov 30. Everyone should be
familiar with Chancellor’s Memorandum (CM) 51, Policy on Weather
Related Emergency Procedures, which highlights actions required to
protect LSUHSC personnel, property and research.
Early preparations enhance response and recovery. At the beginning
of hurricane season Schools and departments should:
- Updates Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans
- Assign essential personnel
- Ensure critical supplies and equipment are stocked
- Develop a communications plan and a hierarchy of decision makers
- Develop a plan for moving essential equipment away from windows
and covering critical equipment
- Designate a location for essential personnel to report for
Preparing for Potential Closure
In general, response actions begin 72 hours prior to the onset of
tropical storm force winds, and will be complete 24 hours prior with
the full or partial closure of the University. You will be notified via
the Emergency Alert System of certain milestones and your associated
actions, which typically include:
- At 72 hours prior to the onset of tropical storm force winds,
Facility Services begins preparing for shutdown operations by staging
supplies, and topping off fuel and water tanks. Faculty and Staff
should take action consistent with their School/Department plans,
including moving essential equipment away from windows, covering
critical equipment, and removing perishable food from refrigerators.
Researchers begin filling dewars with research material in accordance
with the “Emergency Preparation Liquid Nitrogen Supply and
- At 48 hours prior to the onset of tropical storm force winds,
preparations begin for potential partial or full closure of the
University. To reduce the probability of damage due to high winds and
water, Facility Services begins shutdown of boilers, chillers,
electrical systems, and elevators.
- Between 48 and 36 hours prior to the onset of tropical storm
force winds, if the threat from the storm remains, the Chancellor will
order the partial or full closure of the University. All students and
personnel must vacate all campuses not later than six hours in advance
of the mandated closure time. It is imperative that all interior doors
remain open for a security sweep by emergency personnel prior to final
- The target for full or partial closure of the University is no
later than 24 hours prior to the onset of tropical storm force winds.
Note that these milestones are only a guide; a storm’s speed and
direction can change quickly resulting in an accelerated timeline.
Closure and Re-Opening of the University
When a voluntary or a mandatory evacuation is ordered by an
authorized state, city, or university official, LSUHSC-NO will NOT
serve as a shelter of last resort for faculty, staff or students.
Note that if the entire University closes, all students living in
the residence halls must evacuate the Health Sciences Center.
- All LSUHSC students, especially international students and
students new to the campus, are encouraged to partner with a “buddy”
familiar with local evacuation procedures to formulate an individual
- Personal evacuation plans should focus on assuring that
transportation for timely evacuation is available and that a designated
location to evacuate is identified in advance of an evacuation.
Should it appear that the University will be closed for an extended
period, personnel will be notified via the Text Alert System and by
mass email that they must update their personnel contact information on
the on-line LSUHSC Registry.
Once the storm passes, a team will be dispatched to assess damage.
Even if there is little or no damage to the facilities, critical
systems must be brought online before the University can reopen. The
Chancellor will determine when the University can reopen, and
notification will be made via the Text Alert System and mass email.
Emergency planning extends beyond the workplace. You should have an
emergency plan for you and your family that includes:
- A designated out-of-town contact that each household member can
call if separated during an emergency. Choose a pre-determined place to
reunite if separated during an emergency.
- Supplies to get you through the emergency. Disaster can strike at
any time and in many forms which do not require citizens to evacuate,
but do require them to be ready to be stuck inside, without power or
running water, or access to groceries. Check out Gather
Supplies for everything you need in your home to weather events
from boil water advisories to hurricanes.
- Primary and alternate evacuation routes. Roads may be blocked,
buses and city transportation shut down or re-routed, or streets be
impassable. In the case of an evacuation, everyone should be familiar
with how to evacuate via automobile. Those without
transportation should know how to access City
Assisted Evacuation for assistance.
More information on hurricane preparedness can be found at the City of
New Orleans web site and in the Official Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guide.
The LSUHSC policy on tornadoes is addressed in CM-64 Tornado
Policy. Highlights of the policy are as follows:
You will be notified of a Tornado Watch when issued by the National
Weather Service (NWS). This is to make you aware that a tornado may
develop in the area covered by the Watch.
When our campuses are at risk, you will be notified of a tornado
warning issued by AccuWeather Skyguard via the campus emergency
communications system (i.e., e2Campus Text Alerts, emails, digital
signs, homepage banners, etc.). NWS issues warnings for the entire
parish -- AccuWeather looks at our specific LSU Health New Orleans
downtown and Dental campuses. For other locations, refer to NWS
Our mid and high rise facilities are designed not to collapse under
wind loads, but building windows, cladding and roofs can incur damage.
The main hazard from a tornado is broken glass from a window or flying
debris entering through a window.
What to do during a Tornado Warning:
- When you receive our Tornado Warning alert, immediately
move to a refuge area on a lower floor away from windows in the central
part of the building. Stairwells are also an ideal refuge area as they
are constructed with reinforced concrete, however avoid the stairwells
that have glass, currently at the HDC and the exterior stairwell at the
Lions Eye Center Building at 2020 Gravier Street, as well as all
stairwells at the CEB (1542 Tulane Avenue) EXCEPT for stairwell 5. See
Policy. for recommended refuge areas.
out of buildings at the School of Dentistry (lnterprofessional Primary
Care Clinic, and Facility Services warehouse, shops and
powerhouse) that do not provide the same level of structural protection
as our mid and high rise buildings and into the main buildings on the
Dental School campus.
- Avoid first floor lobbies with
glass doors and windows, and be aware that broken glass from atriums
could impact lower floors (e. g., Resource Center and Human Development
- Do not use elevators during a tornado warning.
- Close doors to offices, labs and classrooms that have windows to
protect against flying debris. Close all other doors, including main
corridors, making sure they latch.
- If possible, get under something sturdy.
- Share notification with others and assist anyone with
disabilities, if possible.
- Stay indoors until the threat has passed. You will receive an
message or notification from University Police or another authorized
source. Even when a specific storm cell has passed beyond the area,
conditions may still be right for high winds, lightning, and other
hazardous weather conditions.
- Follow instructions from all LSU Health New Orleans emergency
If you are caught outdoors and receive a text alert or email that a
tornado may be approaching campus:
- If in a vehicle or outside, immediately seek shelter in a sturdy
- Never try to outrun a tornado. If you cannot seek shelter in a
building, lie in a ditch or low-lying area and cover your head and neck.
- Do not call 911 unless you require immediate emergency
An active shooter is a person who is using a firearm or other weapon
with the intent to injure or kill others.
An active shooter incident can occur under a variety of
circumstances, so no one set of guidelines is able to cover specific
actions to take in every situation. An individual must use his/her own
discretion during an Active Shooter event as to whether he/she chooses
to move to safety (RUN), remain in place (HIDE), or confront the
In most cases the best action is to barricade (HIDE) in response to
an Active Shooter alert. You should evacuate (RUN) only if you are
reasonably sure you know where the shooter is and you have a clear path
to an exit.
The following are options for response. Remember, “Run, Hide, Fight”
is not a progression of events - - the items are not numbered. You take
action you need to survive, and you may go from one action to another.
- If you are outside a building near the threat, go to the nearest
- If you are inside the building and you are confident you know the
shooter’s location and have a clear path to an exit, evacuate
immediately, and take others with you if possible.
If you are inside the building with the shooter and you are unsure
you can safely exit the building, or if you are in an adjacent
building, the safest option is normally to barricade (i.e., Shelter in
- Move to a room that can be locked or barricaded.
- Lock and barricade all doors and windows.
- Turn off lights, close blinds, and turn off radios or other
devices that emit sound.
- Keep yourself out of sight (take cover/protection by using
concrete walls or filing cabinets).
- Silence cell phones.
- If feasible, call 911, University Police (568-8999) or uTip (send
text to 50911 with ‘LSUHSC’ as the first word in the text) and report:
- Where you are located
- What is happening (e.g., description of offender, type of
weapon, direction of travel)
- Number of people at your location and any injuries
- Your name and other information as requested
- Remain barricaded until a uniformed police officer or University
official identifies themselves by name or position and provides an “all
- Unfamiliar voices may be an Active Shooter trying to lure you
from safety; do not respond to voice commands until you can verify with
certainty that they are being issued by a police officer or university
As a last resort and only if your life is in danger:
- Work as a group if possible.
- Improvise weapons.
- Attempt to incapacitate the shooter.
- Commit to your actions.
- Act with physical aggression.
What to Expect from Responding Police Officers
Officers responding to an Active Shooter are trained to proceed
immediately to the area in which shots were last heard; their purpose
is to stop the shooting as quickly as possible.
- The first responding officers will likely be from LSUHSC Police
and/or New Orleans Police Department, and will normally be in teams of
two or four. They may be dressed in regular patrol uniforms, or they
may be wearing external bulletproof vests, Kevlar helmets, and other
- The first officers to arrive will not stop to aid injured people;
rescue teams composed of other officers and emergency medical personnel
will follow the first officers into secured areas to treat and remove
- Responding officers may be armed with rifles, shotguns, or
handguns, and might be using pepper spray or tear gas to control the
situation. Regardless of how they appear, remain calm, and do as the
officers tell you. Put down any bags or packages you may be carrying
and keep your hands visible at all times.
- Responding officers may point firearms at you while seeking the
threat. This is a normal part of their training and response. Avoid any
sudden movement and obey all officer commands. Keep your hands visible
to officers at all times. Note that the LSUHSC-NO campus and the
surrounding area extending 1000 feet from the campus boundaries is a
firearm-free zone in accordance with Louisiana Criminal Code R. S.
14:95. Therefore, anyone on campus or within that area exhibiting a
firearm or other dangerous weapon will be considered a threat by law
enforcement officers and will be treated as such.
For additional strategies on how to survive an active shooter
situation, logon to the Mediasite server.
(Please note: you cannot view the video in Citrix. Copy and paste
the above link in your web browser outside of Citrix to view the video.)
A bomb threat may come to the attention of the receiver in various
ways. It is important to compile as much information as possible. DO
NOT attempt to notify or evacuate an entire building as this could
consume valuable time that would be better used to gather important
Remember that the vast majority of bomb threats are false and are
primarily intended to elicit a response from the building occupants. In
the case of a written threat, it is vital that the document be handled
by as few people as possible, as this is evidence that should be turned
over to the University Police.
If the threat is received via e-mail, make sure to save the
information on your computer. Most bomb threats are transmitted over
the telephone; thus, the following instructions are provided with that
For threats via phone, use the Telephone Bomb Threat Checklist collect
information on the caller. This checklist should be located near to
- If applicable, pay attention to your telephone display and record
the information shown in the display window.
- The objective is to keep the caller on the line as long as
possible to attempt to gather as much information as possible. Try not
to anger the caller at any time.
- While engaging the caller, pay attention to any background noise
and distinctive sounds (machinery, traffic, other voices, music,
- Note any characteristics of the caller's voice (gender, age,
education, accent, etc.).
- Attempt to obtain information on the location of a device
(building, floor, room, etc.) and time of detonation.
- Immediately after the call ends, notify the University Police at
- If the threat was left on your voice mail, do not erase.
- Notify the immediate supervisor within your work area.
Response to a bomb threat could include a search and/or evacuation
of one or more buildings. Direction on how to respond will be given via
the Text Alert System.
Hazardous Material Incident
- Chemical spills inside of a facility are addressed by “Chemical Spill Response Policy and Procedures”:
- Minor spills are those that pose no threat to those outside the
immediate area and can be safely cleaned by the individual who caused
- Major spills are those that pose an immediate danger to health,
safety or the environment; are unknown with respect to the type of
chemical; or are an immediate fire hazard. In those situations,
notification of Environmental Health and Safety via the University
Police is required. If beyond Environmental Health and Safety’s
capability to respond, the New Orleans Fire Department Hazardous
Materials Unit and/or an environmental cleanup contractor will be
called on to respond. The response could include partial or full
evacuation of the facility.
- Hazardous material accidents in the local community (e.g., train
derailments or tractor trailer accidents that release hazardous
chemicals) can potentially result in impacts to one or more of our
- If the incident presents a hazard, Shelter in Place and
Evacuation are options as a response.
- Should Shelter in Place be used, to the maximum extent
possible, Facility Services will turn off ventilation systems to
minimize the intake of outside air, and University Police will man exit
Shelter in Place
This strategy requires all personnel to stay inside buildings to
avoid contact with potentially hazardous fumes until the threat has
passed. The following actions will be taken:
- Toxic vapors are typically heavier than air; therefore move off
the ground floor to a higher floor.
- To minimize the intake of outside air, Facility Services will
turn off heating/cooling systems to the maximum extent possible.
- Terminate experiments and turn off fume hoods, then lower and
- Extinguish any open flame such as Bunsen burners and gas stoves.
- Do not use elevators as they can act as pistons pulling air in
from the outside
- Where possible, University Police shall secure the main entry
doors to facilities.
- Any occupant that encounters a visitor or a person who is
physically disabled should assist those individuals.
If evacuation is determined to be the optimal response, direction
will come via the Text Alert System or via activation of the building’s
fire alarm. Actions may include:
- Walking to an assembly area or the Emergency Evacuation Area to
be evacuated by public transportation
- Walk or drive away from the area using travel direction
determined by community officials
- Call University Police to assist with mobility impaired personnel
- Any occupant who comes into contact with a visitor or a person
who is physically disabled should assist those individuals.
- Emergency Response Floor Leaders should sweep their areas of
responsibility to ensure all are evacuated.
In the event of a fire alarm, building occupants will evacuate the
building by the easiest/shortest path possible and report to the
outdoor Emergency Evacuation Area. Emergency Evacuation Areas are
designated for the Downtown and School of Dentistry campuses.
Floor Leaders will ensure their areas of responsibility are
evacuated, doors closed, and mobility impaired personnel accounted for.
If the Floor Leader is not available, the back-up Floor Leader or
senior person present will take charge.
Occupants can re-enter the building after an all clear has been
given by University Police or Environmental Health and Safety.
How to Respond if You See, Smell or Feel Smoke or Fire
If a fire or smoke is seen immediately PULL the closest fire alarm
- Fire alarm pull stations are located by each stairwell and/or
- If possible, close all doors to prevent the spread of smoke and
ALERT others of the pending emergency and begin a calm and immediate
evacuation of the building. Close the door(s) to your office or
classroom to confine the fire.
CALL University Police (568-8999) or 911 and give specific
- Your name and the telephone number
- The exact location of fire or smoke (building, floor, and/or room
- The type of fire (electrical, flammable liquid, trash, etc.)
- The extent of the fire (severity of the fire and/or amount of
Immediately begin following the Emergency Evacuation Procedures.
What Should Building Occupants Do When an Alarm Sounds?
- Evacuate your office or visiting area while leaving the door open.
- Walk to the nearest stairwell exit. Do not use the elevators.
- Carefully walk down the stairs. Stay to the right side and allow
for traffic to enter. Unless the stairwell is blocked or contains a
hazard, stay in the stairwell until you reach the first floor then exit
- Upon exiting the building, go to your assigned outside Emergency
Evacuation Area and report to your Floor Leader.
- Remain in your Emergency Evacuation Area until an “all clear” is
given by the University Police or Environmental Health and Safety.
What Should Mobility Impaired Persons do When an Alarm Sounds?
- Evacuate your office while leaving the door open.
- With the assistance of a Floor Leader or co-worker, exit to the
nearest stairwell. Enclosed stairwells are safe refuge areas for people
who cannot evacuate because stairwells have higher fire resistant
construction than the surrounding building and a separate ventilation
system. Do not use the elevators. Your location will be provided to the
- Remain inside the stairwell until assisted by Fire Department
personnel or the University Police gives you an “All Clear” to return
to your office.
- Escorts should assist visiting mobility impaired personnel’s
movement to the stairwells. If the visitor has no escort, any building
occupant can assist. The escort (upon arrival at the Emergency
Evacuation Area) shall report the location of the mobility impaired
person to the Floor Leader.
For the purpose of emergency evacuation, a mobility impaired person
is a person who is unable to descend a flight of stairs without
considerable effort or who may slow other occupants that are attempting
to evacuate. This includes but is not limited to those who may have a
physical or medical condition, or use wheelchairs or other devices to
assist their mobility. Environmental Health and Safety maintains a
database (name, building, cell phone, and room number) of mobility
impaired personnel to enhance response in an evacuation. If you are
mobility impaired, even temporarily, contact Jim Davis, Fire Safety
Officer, at email@example.com
or 504-568-4952 to ensure you are included.
What Should You Do if Trapped in a Building Fire?
- Stay where you are and do not panic.
- Feel the door handle and then the entire door.
- If the door handle or the door is hot, DO NOT OPEN THE DOOR.
- If there is pressure on the door and “puffs” of smoke coming
around the door, DO NOT OPEN THE DOOR.
- Close all doors, windows, and any other openings that lead to the
- As a last resort, if there is a window(s) that can supply fresh
air, open or break it.
- Use extreme caution while breaking the window. Protect yourself
from broken glass.
- Exercise extreme caution as the large increase of air from the
broken window may cause the fire to intensify. Additionally, the
breaking glass may cause injury to you or bystanders on the ground.
- If possible, use a wet towel or blanket to cover yourself.
- Call the University Police at 568-8999 or call 911 and give
specific information, including your name, your exact location
(building, floor, and/or room number), your pending circumstance and
How Does the Alarm System Work in Your Building?
Each building is equipped with fire detection system that detects
smoke or fire and notifies occupants in less than three seconds. There
are two types of alarm systems at LSUHSC facilities:
- The Resource Center, Lion’s Eye, CSRB and School of Allied
Health/Nursing are designed to high rise code and will ONLY sound on
the impacted floor and on the floor above and below. Upon arrival, the
Fire Department will decide whether or not to sound the alarm in
additional floors. If the alarm is not going off on your floor, you
should not evacuate. Note that some sound may “bleed through” to
adjacent floors through the stairwells and elevator shafts - - if you
are in doubt as to whether the alarm is sounding on your floor, be
conservative and evacuate.
- The MEB, Human Development Center, Residence Hall, Stanislaus
Hall, Clinical Education Building (1542 Tulane), Seton building, all
School of Dentistry facilities, Roman Garage, and Gravier Garage are
general alarms. This means that if the life safety system detects a
problem then the entire building goes into alarm and all building
occupants will evacuate immediately.
Natural Gas Leaks, Odors and Fumes
Do to the potential urgency, the Facility Services’ work request
system should not be used to report an odor concern. If you smell
natural gas or other odors/fumes during working hours contact Facility
Services at 568-7716. Contact University Police after working hours at
568-8999. Environmental Health and Safety, with the assistance of
Facility Services as required, will then be contacted to investigate.
All natural gas leaks are considered to present an existing or
probable hazard to persons or property and require immediate attention
to assess the extent of the hazard and necessary manners of control. A
natural gas emergency is a situation where a natural gas odor has been
identified and all of the following conditions are present:
- The natural gas odor is persistent, (i.e., continues to be
detected via sense of smell as you walk from the area)
- The odor continues to be substantial, (i.e., does not decrease
with increasing distance).
- The source of the odor cannot be readily identified.
When a gas line has been broken or a gas leak is suspected, follow
- Cease operations immediately and DO NOT operate any electrical
devices (phones, electrical switches, electrical machines, etc.).
- Open doors to ventilate the area.
- Evacuate the immediate area and contact Facility Services at
568-7716 (or University Police after hours). Provide your name, contact
information, location and the exact location of the suspected leak.
- EH&S will perform air monitoring to determine if evacuation
is required. The building’s main gas supply valve may be shut off if
the source of the leak can’t be readily identified.
The characteristics of suspicious packages and letters include:
- Excessive postage
- Handwritten or poorly typed addresses
- Incorrect titles
- Title, but no name
- Misspellings of common words
- Oily stains, discolorations or odor
- No return address
- Excessive weight
- Lopsided or uneven envelope
- Protruding wires or aluminum foil
- Ticking sound
- Excessive security material such as masking tape, string, etc.
- Marked with restrictive endorsements, such as “Personal” or
- Shows a city or state in the postmark that does not match the
Actions to take once a potential suspicious package has been
- Do not move or handle a suspicious package. Leave the room and
close the door, or section off the area to prevent others from entering.
- Call University Police at 568-8999 immediately
- If the suspicious letter or package is marked with a threatening
message (such as “anthrax”) or if a suspicious powder or substance
spills out of a package or envelope, follow these guidelines:
- DO NOT CLEAN up a suspicious powder.
- WASH your hands with soap/water to prevent spreading any powder
to your face.
- REMOVE heavily contaminated clothing as soon as possible and
place in a plastic bag or some other container that can be sealed. Give
the clothing bag to the emergency responders.
- SHOWER with soap as soon as possible if contaminated. Do not
use bleach or other disinfectant on your skin.
- LIST all people who were in the area when the suspicious
package was recognized.
- PROVIDE this list of people to the University Police for
follow-up investigations and to ensure everyone involved can receive
advice from local public health authorities and outside law enforcement
University Police will assess the situation and contact the New
Orleans Fire Department’s Special Operations Division’s Hazardous
Materials Unit to respond if required.
University Police will also contact Facility Services who will turn
off local fans or ventilation units in the area to reduce the potential
spread of contaminants.
Public Health Emergency
The LSUHSC School of Nursing is a Louisiana Department of Health and
Hospitals closed Point of Distribution site.
In the event of a public health crisis, LSUHSC may be directed to
dispense prophylaxis countermeasures to the LSUHSC community in order
to prevent illness.
Should a point of distribution be established at LSUHSC, the
distribution of vaccinations or medicines will most likely occur at the
School of Nursing building at the downtown campus. You will be notified
of all the details via the Emergency Alert System (e.g., text alerts,
emails, web site).
To enhance readiness and response in the event of an emergency:
- Understand how information will be communicated in an emergency.
Enrollment in the Text Alert System ensures you get the most timely
- Be prepared to Evacuate or Shelter in Place.
- Understand the basic responses to potential emergencies.
- Always be aware of your surroundings and have an evacuation route
Environmental Health and Safety
450A South Claiborne Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 568-6585