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Emergency Procedures for OSU Employees

As employees, you are the first line of defense, the eyes and ears watching out for the safety of Ohio State.  All of us must take responsibility for our own safety and assist those around us.

See something, say something! Report the unusual or suspicious.

The university will make any necessary announcements regarding campus emergencies at the OSU Public website or Buckeye Alert. Take the time to review the emergency procedures listed below. Also, OSU Public Safety has a printable Emergency Procedures poster that can be used in buildings to remind individuals what to do in an emergency.

Click on the procedures below for details:

Reporting Emergencies

Building Fire / Exposion

Medical Emergencies

Evacuation Procedures

Shelter in Place


Severe Storm / Lightning



Elevator Safety

Utility Emergency

Hazardous Materials

Bomb Threat

Active Aggressor

Disruptive or Distressed Individual

Emergency: 9-1-1          

Non-emergency: 614-292-2121



If you have any questions, please contact Kent McGuire (CFAES Safety and Health Coordinator) at or (614) 292-0588 or Public Safety, Emergency Management and Fire Prevention: Bob Armstrong at or (614) 247-4276.


Reviewed / Updated: 10/12/20 K. McGuire