Feb 04, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Safety and Emergency Information


Student Use of Hazardous Materials

Policies and Procedures on the Protection of Research Subjects

Safety and Emergency on Campus

Helpful Links

 

 

Student Use of Hazardous Materials 

Certain courses may require students to work with potentially hazardous materials in the lab, darkroom, or workshop. Instructors will provide instructions regarding the safe handling of all materials. Questions should be directed to the specific academic department or instructor, and all such activities must comply with national, state, local, UNLV, and Office of Risk Management and Safety guidelines and requirements.

 

Policies and Procedures on the Protection of Research Subjects

Human Subjects: Graduate students conducting research must adhere to UNLV policies and procedures regarding the use of human subjects. All research projects in which human subjects are involved must be reviewed and approved under the authority of the UNLV Institutional Review Board (IRB), which consists of two committees - Biomedical Sciences Committee and Social and Behavioral Sciences Committee. The IRB is responsible for the development and monitoring of university policy and procedures involving the use of human subjects in research.

The provision for the protection of human subjects in research applies to all studies in all locations, whether funded or unfunded, and whether conducted by faculty, students, or staff. It also applies to persons unaffiliated with UNLV, who wish to investigate subjects under the protection of the university. Students should contact the ORI to obtain appropriate forms and further information.

Animal Subjects: It is university policy that: 1) the proper care and management of laboratory animals are essential to the welfare of the animals, to the validity of research data, and the health and safety of those caring for or using animals; and 2) the university will comply with federal and state regulations regarding animal welfare.

All animal protocols involving vertebrate animals (including farm animals and wild animals) conducted at, funded through, or sponsored by UNLV must be submitted for prior Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) review and periodic review after approval per university policies and procedures that are required by federal law.

The provision for the protection of animal subjects in research applies to all studies in all locations, whether funded or unfunded, and whether conducted by faculty, students, or staff. It also applies to all studies in all locations, whether funded or unfunded, and whether conducted by faculty, students, or staff. It also applies to persons unaffiliated with UNLV, who wish to investigate subjects under the protection of the university. Students should contact the ORIto obtain appropriate forms and further information.

 

Safety and Emergency on Campus

Like any community, we are not immune to natural and man-made disasters. Faculty, staff, students and families must collaborate to plan and prepare for these types of emergencies. There are 4 steps we can take to #BeRebelSAFE.

Step 1: Be Informed

  • UNLV has several tools to provide the campus community with important information during an emergency. 
  • Download the RebelSAFE App from iTunes or the Google Play Store. Keeping you informed via push notifications, the app provides a variety of safety features directly from your smartphone.
  • Sign up for RebelSAFE Alerts. Receive emergency alerts by text message or email. The emergency notification system is used for incidents that present an imminent threat to life, health, or safety of campus community members.
  • Locate RebelSAFE Emergency Phones. Outdoors throughout campus, phones broadcast emergency messaging and are available to the public to request help.
  • Follow on social media. Receive realtime updates on UNLV Police Services’ Facebook or Twitter feed.
  • Download the Southern Nevada Community Preparedness App. Designed to help the community prepare and respond to emergencies. Available on the App Store or Google Play.
  • Stay in touch by watching television and listening to radio broadcasts.

The RebelSAFE App: UNLV’s free safety app, available for Apple and Android devices. Among the many features helping keep the campus community safe, users can: 

  • Call for a late-night security escort.
  • Report a tip. This non-emergency feature allows users to submit a crime tip for further review by police investigations.
  • Text-chat with dispatch.
  • Enable Friend Walk. Users can send their GPS location to a friend through the app and have their movements tracked in real time if they’re walking alone.
  • Call 9-1-1. Call directly from the app with the push of a button. Connecting in this way can save time in an emergency.
  • Submit iService Requests. UNLV campus repair work orders are integrated into the Report A Tip function.

 

Step 2: Develop an Emergency Plan

Planning in advance and knowing what you will do in different emergencies is key to your safety. 

  • Develop a communications plan. In the event of an emergency, know who to call. Gather emergency phone numbers for local hospitals, family doctors, pharmacies, neighbors, utility companies, poison control centers, etc.
  • Compile contact information. Determine the family, relatives, and friends to call, text, or email in the event of an emergency.
  • Establish escape routes. Determine several possible exits from your residence and workplace.
  • Designate a safe family meet-up location in the neighborhood, city, and out of state if evacuation is necessary.

 

Step 3: Build an Emergency Supply Kit

Consider having a kit for your home, cart, and/or residence hall, which contains basic survival supplies for the least 72 hour time. Supplies could include:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day
  • Food, a supply of non-perishable items
  • Battery-powered cell phone charger
  • Battery-powered radio
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Medical insurance cards
  • Moist towelettes and garbage bags
  • Contact card with family member and out-of-state contact phone numbers
  • Whistle to signal help
  • Local maps
  • Games, puzzles, books
  • Supplies for your pets or service animal, including vaccination records, extra food and water, leash, collar, pet carrier, photo of your pet, and a list of pet-friendly shelters and/or pet hospitals

 

Step 4: Get Involved

There are several ways that you can be an emergency response leader on campus and at home in a time of crisis. 

  • CPR/First Aid Training: Obtain training from UNLV Risk Management and Safety.
  • Girls on Guard: Take a defense course. 
  • Safety Training: Be prepared for an incident on campus, learn how to safely respond, and how police are trained to respond. Watch “Surviving An Active Shooter” and review these helpful tips. 
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT): Volunteer for training in disaster preparedness, basic first aid, fire safety, and light search and rescue operations.

 

Helpful Links 

Emergency Contacts 

Campus Safety Report

UNLV Support Team

Police Services

Crime Prevention Tips

Risk Management

 

 

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