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Emergency Plan 2018
Emergency Plans 2017
Click the links below to download the 2017 Emergency Plan Materials.
Emergency Prep Made Simple: A Meeting for the UTMB Community
UTMB's annual emergency preparedness meeting last took place in May 2017, in time for the June 1 start of the Atlantic hurricane season. Remember, storms and other emergencies can happen at any time and can affect any part of the state where UTMB has operations.
See a recap of the 2017 Meeting
The Institutional Safety and Security Executive Committee (ISS) provides oversight for all UTMB preparedness activities (Charter). This includes both Emergency and Continuity planning (per IHOP Policy on Institutional Resilience). The ISS conducts an extensive review of each program year’s work and the proposal for the following year. (2015 Approval ISS Summary).
UPDATES FOR 2018 are being compiled and will be shared to this site in the coming weeks.
Priority Risks for 2017:
- Hurricane Flooding
- Hurricane Wind
- Extreme Heat
- Water Shortage / Outage
2) Utilities Outage / Gas Pipeline Risk
3) Disease Outbreak (including Ebola or novel High Consequence Infectious Disease)
4) Mass Casualty (Complex Coordinated Attacks) / Active Shooter / HF or other Chemical Mass Casualty Incident)
There are no scope or objective changes; and no changes to the Emergency Operations Plan for this year.
A review of UTMB’s emergency radio architecture is underway (and aligned with state interoperability guidance).
Hazard Vulnerability Analyses are conducted for each UTMB location, including clinic sites. Clinic managers also identify priority risks for their locations.
League City and AD Campus HVAs)
(96 Hour Analyses)
In general, each UTMB staff member should be aware of their emergency role and to whom to report in an emergency. By UTMB Policy, each employee should meet with their manager (prior to June 1 each year) to discuss their status (essential/non-essential), and their emergency role.
An Annual Emergency Classification and Acknowledgement Form (available on the Human Resources Forms Page) should be used to guide a disaster planning discussion between employee and managers; the form should be signed and submitted electronically.