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Committed to your Safety

We are committed to a safe working and learning environment at the University of Chicago. Learn more about the services we provide »

Safety Policies and Procedures

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Safety in Your Workplace

We have compiled emergency procedure quick response guides, training classes, policies & procedures, resources & tools, and FAQs relevant to your role at the University of Chicago. Click the appropriate category below to learn more.

Do you have an environmental, health, or safety concern to report?

Are you in the right place? You may be looking for one of these safety-related websites:
Department of Safety and Security | Community Safety | Common Sense - Your Guide to Safe Urban Living

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Safety News & Tips

Severe Weather

With the warmer temperatures of spring and summer comes an increased chance of severe weather in the city.  Severe weather can include high winds, flooding rains, lightning, large hail, and possibly even tornados.  Are you prepared for severe weather and do you know what to do in the event of flooding, power outages or tornados?

Check out these following links for tips on what to do in the event of severe weather on campus:

Tips for Severe Weather from the National Weather Service

Flood response

Tornado Response