The templates on this page are provided to help university departments fulfill their internal emergency planning responsibilities. Both plans require annual reviews.


Building Emergency Action Plan (BEAP)

This is required by OSHA for each building affiliated with the university. The BEAP addresses safety issues specific to the building it is written for. It focuses on building specific communication, evacuation, and sheltering procedures. This often must be completed with input from departments using the same building. The Office of Emergency Management can assist in creating a building specific BEAP.

A PowerPoint template has been developed to help train building personnel on the BEAP.

Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)

This is sometimes referred to as a Business Continuity Plan. The COOP is an internal plan focused on the ability for a department to maintain its operations to continue its core mission. This plan focuses on ways to mitigate the impact of emergencies on core operations following a disruption from an emergency. It is highly recommended that all system departments maintain a COOP.

Contact the Office of Emergency Management at 865-974-5028 or for assistance in developing your COOP.