Annual Emergency Preparedness Training

Prepare now at home and work — before an emergency

Every year as hurricane season approaches, the Gulf Coast region goes into preparation mode. But we all know that emergencies affecting our work, families or homes can happen at any time and at any of our locations throughout the state. 

Please review the following information on how UTMB prepares for and communicates during emergencies, and the list of actions you should take now to be ready at work and at home.

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Thank you for making personal safety a priority and also for your help keeping UTMB prepared for any emergency across the state.

What You Can Do Now

  • Become familiar with your department’s emergency plan and your role in an emergency.
  • Talk with your supervisor or faculty advisor about your emergency responsibilities and/or procedures for reporting to work/school during an emergency.
  • Become familiar with UTMB’s  Institutional Emergency Operations Plan.
  • Visit Employee Self Service/Personal Information (access via “Employee Self Serv/Paycheck” link on iUTMB) to check and update the following information, which is vital to our ability to determine who is affected by a particular emergency, on or off UTMB property:
  • Your UTMB Directory information—particularly your work location (L-code)
    • Your personal information, such as home address and home contact information
    • Your emergency contacts (the family members or friends UTMB should contact if you become seriously ill or injured at work or if we are unable to reach you during a large-scale emergency)
  • Check your contact and location information in the UTMB Alerts emergency notification system here (login required). Add your mobile number to receive UTMB Alerts messages via text and/or mobile phone call, to ensure you get notifications as quickly as possible. List a minimum of two contact methods.
  • Keep computer security in mind. Never reveal your UTMB login information to anyone, and be suspicious of emails asking you to enter your login information.
  • Wear your ID badge every day at all UTMB locations, so University Police, members of the public and, if needed, emergency responders will know you belong.
  • Enroll in Direct Deposit and MyChart, to ensure access to both your paycheck and your UTMB medical records in an emergency.
  • Develop an emergency plan for your home that takes into account care and safety of dependents and pets.