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Emergency Plans


Florida Institue of Technology is committed to supporting the welfare of its students, faculty, staff and visitors. In the event of of an emergency situation all individuals should be aware of the proper response procedures. The links on this page will help you view several emergency related documents.

These Emergency Plans are designed to maximize human survival and preservation of property, minimize danger, restore normal operations of the University, and assure responsive communications with the University, surrounding neighborhoods and the city. These Plans are set in operation whenever a natural or induced crisis affecting the University reaches proportions that cannot be handled by established measures. A crisis may be sudden and unforeseen, or there may be varying periods of warning. These Plans are intended to be sufficiently flexible to accommodate contingencies of all types, magnitudes, and duration.

Emergency Plans fall under Title 29 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) 1910.38: Emergency action plans.

29CFR1910.38(a)-Application. An employer must have an emergency action plan whenever an OSHA standard in this part requires one. The requirements in this section apply to each such emergency action plan.

29CFR1910.38(b)-Written and oral emergency action plans. An emergency action plan must be in writing, kept in the workplace, and available to employees for review. However, an employer with 10 or fewer employees may communicate the plan orally to employees.


Hurricane season 

Important information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

You can’t stop a tropical storm or hurricane, but you can take steps now to protect you and your family.

If you live in areas at risk, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages you to begin preparing for hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 through November 30 each year.

Please follow these important hurricane preparedness tips from CDC:

After you have read these tips, please review the other resources available on the CDC Hurricanes website. You can also check out CDC’s new reference document that contains key messages on hurricane and flood related health threats.

The Preparedness and Safety Messaging for Hurricanes, Flooding, and Similar Disasters Cdc-pdf can help local responders quickly create and adapt health communication products for affected communities. The document contains messages on various topics including food safety, carbon monoxide poisoning, waterborne diseases, and mold.