New campus computer safety feature and other safety reminders for start of school – The Brock News

With the Fall Term in full swing, Brock University’s Campus Security Services (CSS) and Health, Safety and Wellness (HSW) teams are reminding Brock students and employees of important safety information, including a new feature on campus computers.


In the event of an emergency, dial 911, call CSS at 905-688-5550 x3200 to speak with a 24-7 on-campus CSS dispatcher or use one of the more than 200 emergency phones located outside, as well as inside buildings, elevators and stairwells. Automated external defibrillators and first-aid stations are also located across campus.

A new feature on all Brock-managed desktop computers and laptops is a panic button. The icon resides in users’ system tray near the date and time. When triple clicked quickly and in succession, it will alert CSS of its activation. CSS will then attempt to follow up with the user via email or office phone.

CSS recommends faculty, staff and students download the Brock Safety mobile app, which offers useful safety-related links, alert notifications about significant incidents on campus, and quick, 24-7 access to on-campus and local mental health support resources.

Mandatory employee health and safety training

HSW is reminding all Brock employees of the requirement to complete one-time mandatory ‘Health and Safety Awareness Training’ and ‘Workplace Violence Training’ on the Sakai learning management system. Employees are required to complete the training once within the duration of their career at Brock. Employees who have not completed the training are urged to do so as soon as possible. Employee training completion records are sent to senior administrative council members twice per year for appropriate follow-up for those who have not yet completed the training. For more information, review the HSW SharePoint site or contact the HSW office at [email protected]

Mask use requirements

Masks are required in all instructional spaces, including classrooms, lecture halls, seminars, teaching labs and other spaces when instruction is taking place. All masks worn must be medical grade. Fabric face coverings, such as buffs, gaiters and bandanas do not satisfy Brock’s masking requirement….