Environmental Health & Safety

Emergency Operations Plan

Tennessee Technological University is committed to protecting the health and safety of all students, staff, faculty and visitors at all university facilities. The Tennessee Tech Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is designed to provide framework and guidance for coordinated response to minor emergencies, major emergencies and disasters.

The Tennessee Tech EOP is designed as a flexible management system, part or all of it may be activated as appropriate to a situation. Moreover, although it is based on a worst case scenario and provides for the critical functions and roles of the university during disaster response, its general procedures for the management of information, activities, and operations can be applied as needed during any level of emergency.

Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP)

Continuity of operations planning (COOP) is the internal effort of each university division and subsequent department to develop a roadmap to maintain their mission essential functional operations during a wide range of emergencies. 

Typical COOP Plans include such items as: essential functions, essential support activities, lines of succession, delegations of authority, identification of alternate facilities or work locations, communication procedures to stakeholders and staff, essential records and IT networks, and procedures how the plan is tested and exercised.

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