The Emergency Response Policy is designed to establish a framework for Hocking College to both advert emergency situations and to respond effectively and safely to emergencies when they occur. This includes assessing an emergency situation, coordinating a response effort, minimizing adverse effects, and, most importantly, ensuring that individuals are informed, safely evacuated or sheltered and accounted for with reasonable assurance.
Annually the Emergency Response Guide will be reviewed and updated. This guide incorporates the many regulatory requirements concerning the development and implementation of a campus emergency plan into one meaningful and usable document. This plan shall act as Hocking College’s contingency plan, required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and an evacuation plan, required by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as a general safety plan, required by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The guide incorporates the necessary planning elements into a single document that is established around the Incident Command System approach as a standardized, on‐scene, all‐hazard incident
This action plan applies to all occupants of facilities and grounds owned, operated and/ or leased by Hocking College.
By authority of the College’s Board of Trustees, the President is expected and authorized to use executive authority in a crisis to restore order and stability to the campus. The Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs, the Vice President of Financial Services, the Vice President of Administrative Services, the Director of Campus Safety, and the Director of Public Information will make themselves immediately available to the
president or staff member with full institutional authority. These individuals will remain in close contact during the duration of the disruption or crisis and will be the primary means of communication between the president or his representative and the college and surrounding community.