Procedures to keep you safe on campus
Safety is an important issue for the campus and the College is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment.
All members of the campus community - students, faculty, and staff - should take an active role in preventing and reporting incidents that jeopardize safety on and around campus.
The information contained on these pages is intended to provide students and employees with a better understanding of measures that can be taken to encourage a safer campus environment. You will also find basic guidelines to follow when faced with various emergencies. Please review this information carefully.
In The Event of Emergency
The information contained on these pages is intended to provide students and employees at West Shore Community College with a better understanding of measures you should take in the event of an emergency on the campus. The link to the Emergency Response Manual includes basic guidelines to follow when faced with various emergencies. Become familiar with this document so you are prepared.
If an emergency arises, Call 911
Then Dial "0" for College OperatorSwitchboard (Staffed 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday) LIbrary (Staffed 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday, during semesters)
If the Switchboard or Library is closed call the Maintenance/Security Radio at 843-9608 or the Security Cell Phone at 510-7930.
Emergency Evacuation Maps
There are evacuation route and shelter area maps posted in the hallways of all WSCC buildings. Take time to review the map for your area, so you will know the best route to exit the building or to seek shelter inside during an emergency.
During an emergency – walk and remain calm. Help persons with disabilities or notify emergency rescue personnel to assist a person with disabilities.
- Be aware of pre-designated primary and alternate evacuations routes.
- Leave buildings in an orderly manner.
- Each employee is responsible to insure that their work area is secure as he/she evacuates.
- This includes closing windows, verifying that all persons are out of an area and closing the
door as he/she leaves. Do Not re-enter an area that has been evacuated. The closed door
signals to all that space is secure.
- Evacuate and proceed to assigned building (the links below detail the evacuation route for each building).
- Administrative & Conference Building
- Arts & Science Center
- Ice Arena
- Recreation Center - Upper Level
- Recreation Center - Lower Level
- Schoenherr Campus Center - Upper & Lower Levels
- Technical Center
Material Safety Data Sheets
Michigan Right-to-Know laws are designed to provide information to all employees about chemicals used in their workplace. Every College employee is required to complete the College's Right-to-Know on-line training as part of their employment orientation.
Information regarding chemicals used on the College campus is maintained by Daniel Dellar, Safety Team Chair, at 231-843-5831. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) can be obtained at the link below.
In case of exposure to a chemical substance:
- Remain calm. Get the chemical product flushed off immediately. Unless directed to do otherwise by the label directions, use large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes to flush the affected area.
- Call 911
- Inform the dispatcher of your location, the chemical to which you were exposed, and whether you are having any physical reaction, such as burns or difficulty breathing.
- MSDS Safety Center link
Scan the QR code below to find information on hazardous materials.