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UCLA implements campus safety task force recommendations

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UCLA has successfully implemented dozens of changes and improvements to its emergency security and response plans.

Following the death of engineering professor William Klug on June 1, 2016, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and Executive Vice Chancellor Scott Waugh convened the campus safety task force to consider and recommend how the campus could better prevent and respond to violent incidents, as well as other emergencies such as fire, earthquake, flooding and environmental events.

The task force identified 21 specific recommendations, which have led to the successful implementation of roughly 100 actionable items to help the campus avoid some situations and respond more resiliently to others.

Generally, improvements have been made in the following areas:

  1. Improved and more frequent training opportunities for faculty, staff and students
  2. Expanded and improved emergency communications protocols and notification systems
  3. Enhanced classroom and building security
  4. New protocols for disseminating information regarding psychological and financial support in the wake of an emergency

The status of the recommendations and UCLA’s continuing efforts may be reviewed on the task force’s website.

In addition, members of the campus community are asked to familiarize themselves with the following resources available to aid in emergency preparedness and response:

  • BruinAlert: Sign up for text message alerts.
  • Bruins Safe Online: Bookmark this site for official UCLA information shared during an incident.
  • Bruins Safe Mobile App: Available for download from the UCLA App Store.
  • Red Folder: Locate and review your Faculty and Staff 911 Guide.
  • Emergency Procedures Guide: Classrooms will be equipped with a flipchart procedures guide by March 2018.
  • Emergency Preparedness Training: Sign up for training at the UCLA Worksafe web portal or call 310-825-6800 to schedule training for your department.
  • Restock your go-bag: Although many emergency supplies have a lengthy shelf life, items do expire. Restock your go-bag with water, first aid items, snacks, reading glasses, fresh batteries and other essential items.

Questions about the task force recommendations and emergency resources may be directed to the Office of Emergency Management at uclaoem@ehs.ucla.edu or Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael Beck at adminvc@ucla.edu.

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