Mitigation: Prevention

Prevention measures taken by Lewis & Clark strive to reduce or eliminate the possibility of an emergency situation arising, and are typically carried out by Campus Safety and Risk Management personnel. Preventative actions tend to focus on activities generally linked with human activities, such as:

  • Law enforcement
  • Campus security
  • Compliance with applicable codes, rules, and laws

Examples of prevention include: ensuring venues observe fire code occupancy regulations; storing hazardous materials using approved methods; and employing emergency lighting and backup electricity for power outages.