Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis | Groups

Washington University is committed to protecting the safety and security of our community. Emergencies or disasters can happen at any time and usually occur without warning. When an emergency strikes, our safety and prompt recovery will depend on existing levels of preparedness and a thoughtful response among students, faculty, staff, and visitors.The University has developed a plan to deal with emergencies on campus. The “Where to go” symbol marks campus emergency assembly points. It also calls attention to vital emergency information:

1. Get help or report an emergency:

  • Danforth Campus: WU Police — ext. 5-5555
  • Medical Campus: Protective Services — 362-4357
  • North Campus/West Campus/South Campus — 9-911 then ext. 5-5555
  • Off campus — 911 then 314-935-5555

2. Get information during an emergency:

  • Visit WU Emergency.
  • Call 935-5000 or toll-free 888-234-2863.

Faculty and staff are registered to receive e-mails with important information in the event of a campus emergency. You can also sign up for the emergency text option by adding your cell phone number to the HR system. For more information, visit the WU Emergency website.

The Environmental Health & Safety department provides awareness safety training for new employees and office and administrative staff on the following topics:

  • Information on injury
  • Illness and emergency procedures
  • Ergonomics
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Fire safety
  • Hazard communication
  • Lifting safety
  • Slips, trips and falls

For more information and to learn how to prepare and respond to common emergencies, visit the Environmental Health & Safety website.

The steering committee was formed in 2008, with sponsorship from the dean of Olin Business School, to facilitate a sustained organizational culture at Olin and Olin's partners, where safety is a top priority.

The committee apprises Olin leadership on key safety and risk management matters to facilitate awareness and involvement in issues and prompt necessary actions for change. The committee also serves as a coordinated body and voice on these issues within Olin and with appropriate offices at Washington University.

Olin department safety reps are trained in CPR by the American Red Cross and on basic Olin safety standards and procedures. Department Safety Reps serve as a conduit for referring safety concerns to the steering committee and are available to assist you on what to do in emergency situations.