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Faculty and Staff Email Login:

If your email account has not been moved to Google by I.T., then login here using Outlook Web Access:
webmail.cornish.edu/

If your email account has moved to Google by the I.T. Department, then login here:
mail.google.com

Emergency Phone Numbers

To report an emergency, members of the campus community should call Safety and Security at 206.726.5038 (extension 5038 on campus) or 9-911 to reach the Seattle Police Department.

In the event you do not have immediate access to a phone, several phones are located around campus in or near the residence halls and in many of the student rooms. These phones are colored red and will connect you directly to Safety and Security.

What to Do If

Fire

There are two different responses based on the size of fire.

Small Fire (No Larger Than A Wastebasket)

  1. Alert people to evacuate area.
  2. Activate nearest fire alarm.
  3. Smother fire or use appropriate fire extinguisher.
  4. Always maintain accessible exit.
  5. Avoid smoke or fumes.
  6. Be prepared to evacuate building if fire grows.

Large Fire (Larger Than A Wastebasket)

  1. Alert people to evacuate area.
  2. Activate nearest fire alarm.
  3. Evacuate building using fire evacuation plan.
  4. Close doors to contain fire.
  5. Move people to a safe distance.
  6. If you are unable to safely reach an exit:
    • Stay low to avoid breathing in smoke and toxic gases.
    • Retreat into a closed space with a window and phone if possible so you can call 9-911.
    • Close all doors and other openings.
    • Place clothing, paper or other soft materials in gaps around closed doors.
    • Hang a sign in window for fire rescue workers to see.

Notes and Precautions

  • Activate the fire alarm before trying to put out the fire.
  • Never enter a room that is full of smoke.
  • Never enter a room containing a fire if you are alone.
  • Never open a door that is warm to the touch.
  • Close doors to contain fire.
  • Do not use elevators.

Threat Of Bodily Harm

Threats should always be taken seriously.

Threats Made In Person

  1. Try to remain calm.
  2. Avoid confrontation when possible.
  3. Call Safety and Security.
  4. Call 911 (9-911 on campus phone), and be sure to report the location address.

Threatening Notes, Phone Calls, Etc.

  1. Call Safety and Security.
  2. Call 911 (9-911 on campus phone) and remember to report the location address.

Bomb Threat

Take all bomb threats seriously.

Telephoned Threats

  1. Try to remain calm.
  2. Keep the caller on the line. Obtain as much information as possible.
  3. Call 911 (9-911 on campus phone). If possible, have someone else report the call while you keep the caller on the line.
  4. Call Safety and Security.
  5. Campus Security will contact a college official who will decide whether or not to evacuate the building.
  6. If told to do so, evacuate the building. To avoid panic, do not announce that the evacuation is due to a bomb threat.
  7. Leave any search to police, firefighters and other trained people.

Suspicious Packages Or Devices

  1. Do not touch the package or device.
  2. Evacuate the area immediately.
  3. Call 911 (9-911 on a campus phone). Indicate that a suspicious package or device has been found.
  4. Call Safety and Security.
  5. Wait a safe distance away from the area until advised that the device has been examined and/or disposed of.

Chemical Exposure

Some classes use chemicals that can be hazardous if not properly handled. All such chemicals and substances must be labeled as to safe handling procedures. Report any unlabeled substances to your supervisor or instructor immediately.

In The Event Of A Chemical Spill:

  1. Evacuate the area.
  2. Call 911 (9-911 on a campus phone).
  3. Call Safety and Security.

If A Spill Is Discovered And It Appears That Action Has Not Been Taken:

  1. Do not touch spilled substance.
  2. Keep people away from the area.
  3. Call Safety and Security. Security will contact Operations.

Chemical Exposure To Gasses, Liquids, Etc:

  1. Flush exposed area with neutralizing wash located near sinks in lab areas or with water.
  2. Move outdoors to breathe fresh air.
  3. Keep people away from spilled area.
  4. Call 911 (9-911 on campus phone). Be prepared with location and details concerning the incident.
  5. Call Safety and Security.

Medical Emergency, Injury Or Illness

Based on the number of injured or ill persons, your response to the situation will vary.

One Injured Or Ill Person

  1. For serious injury or illness, or if you are unsure of the extent of the injury or illness call 911 (9-911 on campus phone).
  2. Apply First Aid if the situation warrants it and you have appropriate first aid certification.
  3. Call Safety and Security.
  4. Complete an accident/occupational exposure report form once the situation has been handled.

More Than One Injured Or Ill Person

  1. For serious injury or illness, or if you are unsure of the extent of the injury or illness call 911 (9-911 on campus phone).
  2. Call Safety and Security.
  3. Stay at the scene and provide assistance to the ill and injured.
  4. Follow the directions of the emergency response specialists.

Please note: Cornish College provides all students with accident insurance.

Psychiatric Emergency

Under no circumstances should anyone transport a student or employee to the hospital for a medical or psychiatric emergency.

The following behaviors may indicate that an employee or student is in crisis and needs immediate attention and emergency care:

  • Violent or extremely disruptive behavior: e.g., assault, hostile threats, etc.
  • Suicidal threats and references or other self-destructive thoughts or actions.
  • Homicidal threats.
  • Obvious loss of contact with reality: e.g., seeing/hearing/feeling/things not apparent to others, thoughts or behavior inconsistent with reality, etc.
  • Disturbed speech or communication content: e.g., incoherent speech, grandiose beliefs, disorganized or rambling thoughts, etc.
  • Disorientation and inability to identify who they are, where they are, what year it is, etc.

If the Situation Is Not Physically Violent or Potentially Dangerous

  1. Talk calmly with the individual.
  2. When possible, have two people remain with the person in crisis while a third person makes the appropriate telephone calls for assistance.
  3. If there is no threat of violence, call the Counselor’s Office at x5027. (206.726.5027) prior to calling 911 (9-911) or alerting Cornish Security.

If The Situation Is Physically Violent Or Potentially Dangerous:

  1. Call 911 (9-911 on campus phone) immediately.
  2. Call Safety and Security.
  3. When emergency help arrives, tell them what you know about the situation and follow their instructions.
  4. After emergency help has arrived, if the person in crisis is a student, notify the Provost at x5181 (206.726.5181) and Student Affairs at x5111 (206.726.5111). If the person in crisis is an employee, please notify the Director of Human Resources at x5004 (206.726.5004).
  5. If an emergency takes place after 5pm or on the weekend, first call 911 (9-911 on campus phone) and then Cornish Security at x5038 (726-5038) immediately. Security will proceed to the location of the student in crisis.

Earthquake

 

If Inside During an Earthquake

  1. Drop, Cover and Hold. Protect yourself by dropping to the floor and taking cover under a desk, sturdy table or other piece of furniture. Hold on to whatever you are under.
  2. If taking cover under a sturdy piece of furniture is not possible, get into a corner and facing out, bring your knees and hands up to protect yourself.
  3. Stay away (and face away) from glass and other items on the walls.
  4. Do not leave cover until shaking has completely stopped.
After the Shaking Stops
  1. Do Not Use Open flames (candles, matches or lighters).
  2. Evacuate the building. Remember, additional shocks or tremors may occur. Watch for falling debris or electrical wires when leaving the building.

If Outside During an Earthquake

  1. Stay in the open.
  2. Keep away from buildings, trees and electrical poles and wires.
After the Shaking Stops
  1. Do Not Use open flames (candles, matches or lighters).
  2. Do not enter buildings until it is determined that they are safe.

If Inside a Vehicle During an Earthquake

  1. Stop the vehicle and stay inside the vehicle until the shaking stops.
After the Shaking Stops
  1. Do Not Use Open flames (candles, matches or lighters).
  2. Do not enter buildings until it is determined that they are safe.

Volcanic Eruption

The Cascade Mountain range is volcanic. While the chances of an eruption are remote, it is possible. Ash fall is very fine and can cause severe damage to your lungs.

If Time Permits Dismissal

  1. You will be notified by a college official.
  2. Cover mouth and nose with handkerchief or other material to filter the air.
  3. Maintenance will turn off heating, cooling and ventilation systems. The electricity will remain on.
  4. Depending on the proximity to the eruption, the college may be closed and classes may be dismissed.

If Time Does Not Permit Dismissal

  1. Seek shelter inside the buildings.
  2. Close all windows and doors.
  3. Cover mouth and nose with handkerchief or other material to filter the air.
  4. Remain in the buildings until notified by a college official.

College Closure

Under extraordinary circumstances, the college may experience a partial, early or full closure. Partial closures will affect one or more rooms or buildings, but not the entire campus. Early or full closures affect all buildings. Closures can occur either during or prior to normal hours of operation.

Full, Early or Partial Closure; During Normal Hours Of Operation

  1. An announcement will be made.
  2. Text messages will be sent to those signed up for our text message notifications.
  3. Follow the directions being given.

Partial Closure of One Room or Building (If announced prior to normal hours of operation)

  1. An announcement will be made, including an alternate location for meeting.
  2. Text messages will be sent to those signed up for our text message notifications.
  3. Follow the directions being given.

Full Closure Or Delayed Start Of All College Facilities – Prior To Normal Hours Of Operation

  1. Announcements will be made:
  2. You may also call the general college phone number and listen to the recorded message (206.323.1400).
  3. Follow the directions being given.

Emergency Text Messaging

In addition to website and local TV and radio announcements, Cornish has acquired the technology to reach students, faculty, and staff through mobile telephone text messaging.

In those rare cases of inclement weather, power outages, delayed openings or early closures, or any other event that represents a danger to the community, the College will be able to issue a text notification simultaneously to all persons who elect to participate in the program. We understand that people do not wish to receive unwanted text messages. Please be assured that we will use this system judiciously, and will only send messages in the above circumstances.

You may sign up for this program by visiting Emergency Notification. Your account expires after two years. You may re-enable your account by signing in. Those who do have a mobile telephone or who choose not to participate will continue to find information by the other venues listed.

First Aid/CPR

Any injury requiring First Aid that occurs in a Cornish classroom, studio, shop or residence hall should be reported immediately to Safety and Security.

Outside Resources

Poison Control Center

Anytime you suspect accidental of purposeful ingestion of a substance which may be harmful call the Poison Control Line immediately.

Downtown Seattle Hospitals

Sexual Assaults