New and Noteworthy

Read the Late Spring edition of the Emergency Readiness Newsletter.
This bi-monthly newsletter brings you emergency readiness updates and tips across our CSU campuses and beyond. The latest editions includes a floor marshal training guide, bystander prevention and assistance techniques, and . guidelines for your readiness review.

Registrations upcoming for summertime trainings
See dates below for summer offerings of the three core Emergency Readiness trainings. In addition, Designing Simple Drills and Exercises will be held on July 18, 2019.

Upcoming Webinars and Podcasts:
Stay tuned for additional webinar information. Email Bob Chaffee for more information at least two days prior to a training.

State of Research podcast: Listen to CSU’s new Research Safety Culture Coordinator, Anthony Appleton, PhD, discuss his work in research safety culture.

Who should attend emergency readiness trainings: All employees are encouraged to attend our emergency readiness classes and webinars, especially those who may be called on to take part in drills and exercises that help us prepare for “the real thing.” While Introduction to the Building Proctor’s Role and Ready Colorado State are required for proctors, all of these classes are recommended for all employees who may be impacted by an emergency at work or at home. These trainings are coordinated and often led by Bob Chaffee, along with his team of professionals from a variety of departments at CSU.

Back issues: Emergency Readiness Newsletter

Read the Early Spring edition of the Emergency Readiness Newsletter

Read the Late Winter edition of the Emergency Readiness Newsletter 

About the Instructor:

Bob Chaffee portrait

As a retired law enforcement officer, Bob has the privilege of coordinating a very capable team of professionals from across campus in presenting readiness training and strategies to employees of Colorado State. It is his hope that this training is useful not only at work, but with family, church, school and travel that our employees may pursue.

Safety and Preparedness Resources

We invite you to reference this .pdf list  of on-campus, local, and additional safety and preparedness resources.

How to Request Customized ER Trainings

New Request Form

If you would like Bob Chaffee and team to deliver a customized Emergency Readiness training, please fill out this customized training request form.

Core Emergency Readiness Trainings

The Building Proctor’s Role

(Formerly Tier 1)

Next session: Stay tuned for the next session, to be announced. The June 3 session has been canceled.

Instructor: Bob Chaffee (lead instructor), campus experts from CSU police, facilities, and health and safety departments.
Contact Hours: 4
Frequency: 3-4 times/year

Who should attend: All building proctors who have not previously attended the training, as well as experienced proctors who would like a refresher. Please consider inviting other in your department who may be interested in daily operations.

Required materials:  Bring a copy of the Building Proctor Manual to class.

Course description: You have the keys and the manual… now what? Learn the basic responsibilities and authority of building proctors. This introductory course will provide you with a review of the duties and common issues faced by every building proctor.

Topics include:

  • Building safety
  • Typical maintenance issues
  • Information sharing
  • Question and answer time with several instructors

Case studies and lots of interaction will make this information immediately useful.


Ready Colorado State

(Formerly Tier 2)

Next session: We still have room to register for the upcoming session on Wed., July 10, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Instructor: Bob Chaffee (lead instructor), with campus experts from health and safety, CSU police, and additional departments.
Contact Hours: 4
Frequency: 3-4 times/year
Prerequisite: Completion of Tier 1 training is recommended, but not required
Required materials:  Bring a copy of the Building Proctor Manual to class and print and review the Student Learning Guide prior to coming to class, where it will be used as a reference and completed.

Course description: 

The Colorado State University Emergency Plan will be discussed and reviewed so CSU employees know where they and their Building Plans fit toward meeting the university’s responsibility to capably respond to emergencies. This preparation ranges from medical emergencies to other major emergencies such as fire or utility outages, culminating in developing and/or updating a plan for your work site or area.

Readiness Resources

(Formerly Tier 3)

Next session: We still have room to register for the upcoming session on Tues., July 16, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Instructor: Bob Chaffee (lead instructor), with campus experts from health and safety departments.
Contact Hours: 4
Frequency: Once annually
Required materials: Bring your emergency readiness plan with you to class.


Course description:

This multi-topic session will cover services, expertise, and resources available to proctors and employees in routine or emergency situations. Topics include fire safety and evacuation planning, dealing with the media, workplace violence awareness, technology security and safety, workplace ergonomics, introduction to Women’s Programs, and Community Right to Know information. These are all issues that may be encountered during a workday.

Building Plan Safety Assistance

You can receive one-on-one assistance to update or finalize your Building Safety Plan through Environmental Health Services. Call or e-mail Ken Quintana, (970) 567-6589, for guidance.