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Safety and Security

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Baylor College of Medicine is committed to providing its students, trainees, faculty, staff and guests with a safe environment. We believe everyone at BCM has a shared responsibility for the safety of our institution.

If you see something suspicious please contact the BCM Security Command Center at (713) 798-3000 (83000 from a campus phone) or call 911 immediately.

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Emergency and Safety Contacts

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Find out who to contact for emergency and safety issues on the Baylor campus and throughout the Texas Medical Center. 

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Weather Safety

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Severe weather emergencies can happen at any time and often strike quickly. Being prepared for inclement conditions and natural disasters will go a long way in helping to keep yourself and others safe. Learn how to stay informed in a weather emergency, find tips for preparing for and remaining safe during severe weather, connect to resources and more.

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Security Department

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The Baylor College of Medicine Security Department provides a safe, orderly and secure community in which Baylor College of Medicine may carry out its mission. Learn more about the this department and get tips on how you can help keep yourself and the campus secure. 

For Assistance
Phone: (713) 798-3000 
Email dl-security@bcm.edu

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Texas Medical Center Police

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The Texas Medical Center Police and Security Department assists in the protection of life and preservation of property to ensure the safety of the Texas Medical Center employees and visitors. 

Safety Escorts: The Texas Medical Center Police Department is available 24/7 for those students who have a legitimate fear that would prevent a student from feeling safe while crossing the TMC campus. View information about this escort is on the Campus Access and Security page. 

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Annual Security Report

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The Baylor College of Medicine Security Department provides a safe, orderly and secure community in which Baylor College of Medicine may carry out its mission. Learn more about the this department and get tips on how you can help keep yourself and the campus secure. View Security Department information.

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Emergency Notification System

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Baylor College of Medicine has implemented an emergency notification system to alert students, trainees, faculty and staff of a crisis or catastrophic event. To receive phone, e-mail and text messaging notifications, you must first log into ENS using your Baylor ECA username and password. Be sure to keep your contact information up to date. Emergency Notification System (Baylor login required)

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Emergency Management Guide and Plan

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All Baylor students, trainees, faculty and staff are encouraged to regularly review the Emergency Management Guide (Baylor login required). The purpose of this Guide is to assist you during emergencies such as fires, disasters, bomb threats or medical emergencies. From the Guide, members of the Baylor community may also access the Baylor College of Medicine Emergency/Disaster Management Plan. (Baylor login required)

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Environmental Safety

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Baylor College of Medicine is committed to providing its students, trainees, faculty, staff and guests with a safe environment and encourages concerns about safety in the workplace to be reported without fear of retaliation. The program areas that comprise the Office of Environmental Safety include:

  • Biological Safety Program (BSCs, IBC, IATA/Shipping, Select Agents, Bio Waste)
  • Chemical Safety Program (Chemicals, Chemical Waste, Safety Facts)
  • General Lab Safety (Lab Moves, Close-Outs, DOD/USAMRMC compliance)
  • Safety Compliance and Training Program (Training, Surveys, Lab Assistance)
  • Occupational Safety Program (Respirator Fit-Testing, Air Quality, Visitors/Minors)
  • Radiation Safety Program (Radiation/X-Ray Licenses and Compliance Certificates, Lasers)
  • Emergency and Disaster Response (Departmental and BCM Emergency Plans)

Visit the Office of Environmental Safety website (Baylor login required) to learn about these programs and about reporting concerns about safety in the workplace.