Responding to an Active Shooter

Secure Immediate Area
  • Lock and barricade doors
  • Turn off lights
  • Close blinds
  • Block windows
  • Turn off radios and computer monitors
  • Keep occupants calm, quiet, and out of sight
  • Keep yourself out of sight and take adequate cover/protection i.e., behind concrete walls, thick desks, filing cabinets (cover may protect you from bullets).

Fire Alarm Detection Guide

Workplace Violence Prevention Policy

Amherst College Vehicle Safety Policy


November 2015

In accordance with the requirements of the Massachusetts Department of Motor Vehicles and the Amherst College Environmental Health & Safety Policy, the following guidelines have been established to reduce the risk of incident and injury when it comes to the operation and use of a motor vehicles by employees and students working for the Amherst College.

Amherst College Pool Vehicle Policy


Purpose of Pool Vehicles

Due to the limited number of pool vehicles, Amherst College is unable to provide vehicles at every request. Pool vehicles are available for the exclusive use of academic and administrative departments in order to facilitate essential College business. Requests for vehicles to be used by student organizations and activities will be accommodated as detailed below.

15 Passenger Van Policy



January 2015

Amherst College prohibits the purchase and/or rental of 15 passenger vans for reasons of safety and liability.

Following the warning issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration entitled "The Rollover Propensity of 15 Passenger Vans", the above referenced vehicle is considered to be far less stable than a passenger vehicle, placing the occupants and driver at considerable risk.

Golf Cart Operation Regulations

Scaffold/Staging Safety Policy

Maximum Intended Load
Scaffold Access

Personal Protective Equipment Policy

Personal Protective Equipment Policy

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In accordance with the requirements of the Amherst College Environmental Health & Safety Policy, OSHA 29 CFR 1910.132 and 29 CFR 1910.135,