Amherst College Police

Risk Management Plan

October 2010


In accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act, Section 112(r), OSHA, NfiPA 58 and the Massachusetts Fire Prevention Regulations, a Risk Management P

Hazardous Material Emergency Response Plan

Environmental Health and Safety Training

Campus Emergency Number 542 – 2111

  1. Ambulance, Fire, Police
  2. Cell Phone

Non Emergency Number 542 – 2291
Fire Alarms and Evacuationimage

When a fire alarm sounds

    Campus Security Alarms

    What is it being used for?

    Telephone is better option

    Resources & Links

    Emergency Preparedness at Amherst College

    Policy Group/Senior Staff, Emergency Directors and Emergency Managers


    Critiques and Debriefing

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    Amherst College, under the direction of the Emergency Director or his/her designee will conduct critiques and debriefings soon after an incident, when deemed necessary. The critiques will aid in the identification of problems that were or will be encountered during the hazardous material incident.

    Our goal is to prevent the re-occurrence of problematic situations and to improve our overall response to any and all incidents.

    Emergency Response Agencies

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    Amherst College has previously identified Emergency Response Agencies that are able to assist in the mitigation of a hazardous material incident involving but not limited to asbestos, chemicals, gas leaks and odors, oil spills and other incidents that may adversely affect the college community, the general public and/or the environment.

    Emergency Response Detection Equipment

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    Amherst College Physical Plant can initially respond to leaks, odors and spills involving chemicals, gasoline, natural gas, propane and other similar concerns with detection equipment currently available on site. The office of Environmental Health and Safety at Physical Plant has and maintains the following combustible gas detectors that are capable of detecting gases with a flammable range as well as oxygen, carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulfide: