The College recognizes its responsibility in providing a healthful environment and the safest conditions for its students. Effectiveness of the instructional programs is in large part determined by an environment free from disruptions to the learning process. A loss of educational production is the ultimate result of an employee or student accident or illness. Accidents resulting in personal injury and damage to property and equipment represent needless waste.

It shall, therefore, be our policy to take all practical steps to safeguard students from accidents and environmental conditions and to maintain at all times an effective safety organization.

Effective supervision of students shall remain in force whenever students are under supervision of college personnel. Student safety shall be an integral part of the curriculum in all programs and in all subjects.

South Central College, in compliance with the Clery Act, has a policy on emergency response, notification, and evacuation procedures. This policy can accessed online at: http://southcentral.edu/campus-security/campus-security.html

We recognize the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and associated state legislation to be appropriate to and consistent with the purposes of the college. The application of federal and state standards for working conditions, structural limits and acceptable work practices shall be continuous and integral.

Accident Reporting Procedure
After first aid procedures have been administered, it will be necessary to make a report of the injury to comply with the Employees Worker Compensation and Occupational Safety and Health Act rules. Contact the Human Resource Office.

Fire Drill/Emergency Evacuation
Fire drills are held periodically. Each instructor will inform the students of the exits to be used in emergency evacuations. An evacuation plan is posted in each area. The signal to leave the building is a continuous series of blasts from the alarm system. Whenever this occurs, everyone is to leave the building immediately in an orderly manner. Students are to move away from the building so that others may exit to a distance of 300 feet. An all-clear signal will be given to return to the building.

Tornadoes and Severe Thunderstorms
Faribault Campus - In the event of an actual tornado, an announcement over the public address system will be given. This will direct students to take shelter in a designated shelter area. Sheltered areas include hallways, interior rooms away from glass and windows and the lower level of the main campus. A colored floor plan is posted in each room showing safe areas. An announcement over the public address system will direct students as to when it is safe to return to their classrooms.

North Mankato Campus - In the event of an actual tornado warning, this will be announced over the public address system which will direct students to take shelter in a designated shelter area. Shelter areas include hallways and interior rooms away from glass and windows. A colored floor plan is posted in each room showing safe areas.An all-clear signal will be announced over the public address system which will direct students to return to their classrooms. AASC 1/28/11

Lockdown/Lockout - Drills for Lockdown will be conducted periodically. Information relating to Lockdown or Lockout situations will be communicated via public address systems, STAR ALERT, and system wide email. During a Lockdown, intruder inside the building, people should secure themselves in locked spaces within the college campus remaining silent or as the possibility presents itself leave the campus entirely. During Lockout situations people should remain inside campus buildings and the exterior campus doors will be locked to prevent an intruder from entering the buildings.

AASC 11/18/11