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Lab Safety Manual

Environmental Health and Safety
108 Edwards Hall
1810 Kerr Dr.
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5856
785-532-1981 fax
safety@k-state.edu

Fire

Planning         

The KSU fire safety website provides guidance on a variety of fire safety topics:

https://www.k-state.edu/safety/fire/safetycodes/evacuation.html

Faculty and staff should be familiar with the location and use of emergency fire equipment. This includes the location of fire extinguishers, fire alarm pull stations, first aid supplies, fire blankets and emergency showers. It is recommended that each department develop a list of emergency equipment and its location.

Those who will need egress assistance should register with HR and with KSU Police. Registration information is available on the fire safety webpage above.

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is responsible for maintaining and checking fire alarm systems, smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and other fire suppression systems on the KSU main campus.

All employees should be trained how to use a fire extinguisher. Training is available for employees and students through EHS. Sign up for fire extinguisher training through HRIS Self Service or call 2-5856.

Faculty should acquaint students in classrooms of the locations of emergency equipment, emergency exits and general evacuation or areas to await assistance for those unable to evacuate.

Fire Response

In the event of a fire, pull the fire alarm as you leave the area and call 911 to report the location of the fire. Fire alarms are not all connected to the Manhattan Fire Department. In the event of a fire alarm, all persons must proceed to the nearest exit for evacuation. Instructors should announce the location of the nearest exit at the beginning of the class each semester. All evacuees should meet in a location away from the building and out of the way of the emergency vehicles. All efforts should be made to aid physically disabled individuals to a safe location and to advise emergency rescue personnel.