Making safety a priority

Patricia Schelinski, administrative assistant in the Office of Planned Giving, guides those in her office to their emergency assembly point during a West Campus evacuation drill Oct. 28. Schelinski is a member of the West Campus Safety Committee, which partnered with the Office of Environmental Health and Safety to organize the drill. The committee — led by Josephine Niebur, training and development coordinator in human resources, and Mary Dillender, real estate coordinator — has been impressive in its efforts to help West Campus personnel prepare for emergencies, said Mark Bagby, University disaster coordinator. Some of the committee’s recent activities include revising department emergency plans; obtaining radios, vests, flashlights and walkie-talkies for use during emergencies; and working on evacuation plans for West Campus offices.