The Andrews University Office of Campus Safety is committed to the safety and general welfare of each member of our campus community. The following resources are provided as educational tools for prevention, preparedness and response techniques for a number of emergency situations. These situations include, but are not limited to, fire safety, hostile threat, inclement weather, theft deterrence and vehicle safety.
Please take a few moments to review this material. Keep in mind that the Office of Campus Safety and local law enforcement agencies will respond as appropriate during any emergency situation.
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Title IX: Sex Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct
Emergency Preparedness Guide—Download the Berrien County Sheriff's Department Emergency Preparedness Guide.
AU Safety Bulletins—Become familiar with University policy on fire related topics including candles, space heaters and storage.
Fire Extinguishers—Go to the National Fire Protection Association website to learn more about the safe operation of a fire extinguisher.
Home Fires—Create a home fire evacuation plan and learn how to respond to a fire before, during and after a home fire from www.ready.gov.
Portable Heater Safety—A short video on portable heater safety.
RUN. HIDE. FIGHT., a five-minute video on an active shooter in the workplace developed by the City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security through a Department of Homeland Security grant.
Severe Winter Weather—Review Andrews University's severe winter weather procedure to see how class may be cancelled due to adverse winter conditions.
Severe Weather—Develop a family emergency plan and learn how to respond before, during, and after to severe weather from www.ready.gov.
Winter Storms and Extreme Cold—Build an emergency kit and learn how to respond before, during and after to winter storms and extreme cold from www.ready.gov.
Property Inventory—Download this spreadsheet file to inventory your property to provide information to authorities for loss/theft reporting.
Theft Deterrence—Download this PDF listing ways to mitigate theft and property crime statistics from the FBI.
Prescription Medication Abuse
Feeling Normal RX Addition—This video highlights how normal people go down the road of misusing, then abusing, pain medications with disastrous consequences.
High Stakes, Young Lives—This site contains a variety of valuable resources of information about prescription medication abuse among young people today. Select the Resources link to access information for patients, parents, and the general public.
Opioids 911—Opioids 911 is for patients and their caregivers focusing on the proper and safe use of opioid pain relievers, provide an understanding of opioid analgesics and their various risks, and to suggest specific actions for preventing opioid-related problems, including: misuse, abuse, addiction, diversion, adverse reactions, overmedication, and life-threatening overdose. Instruction is provided on recognizing opioid problems if they do occur and on being prepared for what to do during an emergency.
Unintentional Drug Poisoning in the United States—Information from the Center for Disease Control
From the state of Indiana http://www.in.gov/bitterpill/
Report Prescription Medication Abuse—DEA Prescription Drug Abuse Hotline: 877-RX-ABUSE or 877-792-2873
MI DEQ—Review both Michigan's and Federal laws on topic specific environmental protection through Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality.
MI Fire Prevention Code—Review Michigan's Public Act 207, Fire Prevention Code, to gain a better understanding of state requirements affecting the University for fire safety and emergency preparedness drills.
MIOSHA - Review Michigan's Occupational Safety & Health Administration's General Industry standards that affect your work place environment.
American Flag: Find out why the American flag is at half-staff
Distracted Driving—Text messaging while driving increases your crash risk 23 times more than when not distracted. Learn more facts about the hazards of operating a vehicle while being distracted from the US Department of Transportation.
What Every Driver Must Know (Michigan Secretary of State Resource)
No Fault Insurance—Download a PDF explanation of No Fault Insurance and insurance requirements in the state of Michigan.
Emergency Car Kit—Use FEMA's recommendations to build your own car kit.
Winter Driving - Review the NHTSA recommendations on driving safely during the winter.
Winter Tires—Using winter tires can help you to stop 20 ft. sooner. Access this YouTube video to see the difference between the use of winter tires and all-season tires.