Building Information

Emergency Maps

Maps showing fire evacuation routes and severe weather shelter information must be posted in university buildings. EH&S prepares maps by request of building occupants. Requestors need to supply information needed for the maps – location of eye wash stations, fire extinguishers, pull stations, meeting point in the event of evacuation, etc. Buildings/departments are responsible for printing and posting the maps.

For most buildings, the emergency maps satisfy OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.38 regarding Emergency Action Plans which states "An emergency action plan must be in writing, kept in the workplace, and available to employees for review."  

Severe Weather Shelter Areas

University buildings have identified severe weather shelter areas which are designated on the emergency maps.

Notification Plans

Every university building and department should develop a severe weather notification plan and identify shelter areas so that in the event the campus is hit by severe weather, building occupants are notified of impending danger and safely evacuated to shelter.

Weather Coordinators

Buildings should have designated Weather Coordinator(s). The coordinators are trained how to receive severe weather warnings and become familiar with notification procedures in the event of a weather emergency. Weather Coordinators are responsible for developing notification plans for their buildings and identifying severe weather shelter locations.

If there is no information available or your building does not appear on the drop down list, please contact Angie Jewett at 294-8090 or asjewett@iastate.edu.

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