Winter Weather Information for WSU Employees
WSU employees should refer to the inclement weather information at the HRS web site by clicking HERE (http://hrs.wsu.edu/Inclement%20Weather) if you have questions about not being able to come to work due to weather conditions.
WSU Environmental Health and Safety reminds supervisors and their employees who work in cold environments to refer to the following Extreme Cold fact sheet, which can be found at http://www.ehs.wsu.edu/Factsheets/FAQColdEnvironments09.html and SPPM S30.70, which is found at http://www.wsu.edu/manuals_forms/PDF/SPPM/S30-70.pdf
Winter Preparedness and Safety Information
The State of Washington Emergency Management Division has prepared these tips and advice for winter safety.
Prepare yourself for a cold and possibly snowy winter. Click HERE for the CDC Guide to Cold Weather
A video on the safe use of Power Generators: http://www.emd.wa.gov/preparedness/videos/video_generatorsafety.shtml
A video on the dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning from improper indoor heating: http://www.emd.wa.gov/preparedness/videos/video_carbonmonoxide.shtml
Beware of Downed Power Lines, a video: http://www.emd.wa.gov/preparedness/videos/video_downed_power_line_safety.shtml
A wealth of information from EMD’s Winter Preparedness Campaign: http://www.emd.wa.gov/preparedness/prep_infocus_winter2009.shtml
Traveling? Check road and pass conditions before you leave:
Washington Pass Conditions:http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/passes/
Washington Road Conditions: Call 511 on your phone! (for more info:http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/511/)
Idaho Road Conditions: In Idaho call 511 or check:http://511.idaho.gov/
Oregon Road Conditions: Call 511 in Oregon or check:http://www.tripcheck.com/Pages/RCmap.asp?curRegion=0&mainNav=RoadConditions
Due to hazardous weather conditions, WSU Tri-Cities employees are to report to work at 9:30 a.m. or contact their supervisors for other arrangements on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010.
Drive carefully and dress warmly! The grounds crew has been trying to clear campus since before 6 a.m., but report that high winds have been blowing snow and re-covering the cleared areas.
Personnel information about campus closures and delays is available on the HRS website at http://hrs.wsu.edu/Inclement%20Weather
Frequently Asked Questions are at http://hrs.wsu.edu/InclWeatherFAQ
A Richland Police officer will be patrolling WSU Tri-Cities from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. the week of Nov. 15-19, 2010, enhancing the campus security provided in the evenings by Moon Security. The additional patrols are a precautionary measure related to a student conduct issue.
In the event of an emergency, the campus community is reminded to call 911 for immediate police, fire, or ambulance response.
For non-emergency safety concerns, call the 24-hour dispatcher on a campus phone at 2-7234, dialing 372-7234, or by using one of the blue emergency poles in the main parking lot at Row 7 near BSEL, in the CIC parking lot, or along the sidewalk between the CIC and the West Building.
Sign up to receive campus alerts through myWSU, choose "Emergency Notices".
If you don't have access to a computer you can still get key WSU ALERT information during emergencies by contacting the WSU ALERT HOTLINE at 509-372-7234