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2017 Emergency Prep Made Simple: A Meeting for the UTMB Community


UTMB's annual emergency preparedness meeting is set for Monday, May 15, at noon in Levin Hall. June 1 brings the start of hurricane season and is a reminder to have emergency plans in place. Storms and other emergencies can happen at any time and can affect any part of the state where UTMB has operations. This meeting will include general information of use in any emergency.

  • Get more information and see a recap of the 2017 Meeting

  • UTMB Emergency Preparedness Meeting, May 15, 2017


    Updates

    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).

    Priority Risks for 2017:

    1) Weather
    • Hurricane Flooding
    • Hurricane Wind
    • Extreme Heat
    • Water Shortage / Outage
    • Lightning
    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)
    5) Cyber-Threats
    6) Fire

    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. (Main Campus, 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. 

    This site is the online home for the UTMB Emergency Operations Plan, the Bioterrorism and Emerging Infectious Diseases Readiness Plans, Business Continuity Planning and related documents.


    It is the policy of UTMB to provide a framework for response to emergencies, internal or external, naturally occurring or man-made, which will guide all staff in managing the event safely and assuring rapid recovery to normal operating conditions.


    All UTMB faculty, staff, students, contract employees, and volunteers should have a working knowledge of the emergency preparedness plans relative to their department or school. They will be expected to follow the plan in case of an emergency.


    The Emergency Operations Plan presented here is institutional, involving the hospitals, business and administrative offices, the schools, and institutes. Developed collaboratively by representatives from each of these areas, this information is reviewed annually, revised as necessary, and approved by the President’s Council.