Department Safety Information

INT COVID-19 Prevention Plan (PDF)

Note: The Institute for Nuclear Theory is using the same emergency plan as Physics since we are located in the same building and share facilities.


Institute for Nuclear Theory
Main Office: Room C411 Physics Astronomy Building
PHONE: (206) 685-3360, FAX (206) 685-3730

Department Administrator

Kimberlee Choe
Room C411-C, Physics Astronomy Tower
(206) 685-3509

Last Updated (date/person): December 8, 2021 - Paris Nguyen

Health and Safety Coordinator

Peter Kammel
Room C-515, Physics Astronomy Tower
(206) 685-2401

Departmental Health and Safety Team members

Kimberlee Choe (Institute for Nuclear Theory)
(206) 685-3509

Person responsible for stocking minor departmental First-Aid Kit

Morgan Miller
(206) 685-3360
(First Aid Kit is located on the wall in room C411)

Floor Wardens

For a complete list see the Emergency Evacuation & Operation Plan (EEOP) or the separate list of floor wardens here.

Floor Name Email Office Phone
4th Tower Paris Nguyen
Sanjay Reddy (alternate)

(206) 685-3360
(206) 685-2397

EH&S Phone Numbers and contact staff list

See main EH&S web-site.


Additional Safety Information

Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the *Safety and Emergency Information posted by the door in your office.* This is very important as you may be in the building after hours or on weekends when few other people will be here.

Medical (or other) Emergency

In the event of an emergency, you can dial 911 from any phone.


If the alarm is activated (whooping sound and flashing lights), immediately leave the building via the nearest stairwell, closing doors behind you. The heavy doors in the hallways and stairwells are designed for protection; do not block exit doors in an open position. Go to the bottom of the stairs and then exit the building. If you discover a fire, pull the fire alarm if it is nearby, or dial 911 to report it, and then immediately leave the building via the nearest stairwell. Do not use the elevators.


Take cover next to (not under) a reasonably elevated and sturdy piece of furniture like an office desk, (or better yet, lie down between two), in a corner away from windows and heavy objects that may fall, or in a structurally strong location such as a hall by a pillar. Do not stand in open office doorways as swinging doors may cause injury. Wait until all shaking stops before leaving the building. Do not use the elevators. Take the stairs to the bottom and exit the building, being careful to watch for falling debris. The plaza area with the sculpture and the north exit of the building are potentially dangerous locations due to possible collapse into the basement/laboratory area below. Use caution and judgment.

First Aid

A basic first aid kit is located in the main INT office C411, on the cabinet to the right as you enter. There are more supplies on the top shelf of the left-hand cupboard in the Supply Room, C425. Your office key will open the door.

Office Door Protocol

Lock your office whenever it is unoccupied to safeguard your possessions and those of your colleagues. Any accident, theft, or other emergency incident should be reported as soon as possible to the INT Administrator (Kimberlee Choe) or INT Director (Larry McLerran). In their absence, please inform one of the other INT staff members.

Husky NightWalk

Husky NightWalk provides uniformed safety guards to walk with you to increase your personal safety on and around campus. The service is available to the University community 6 p.m. - 2 a.m. seven days a week, excluding University holidays. Please contact the UW Police Department's Husky NightWalk Service at (206) 685-9255 for more information, or to schedule an escort.



SafeCampus is available 24 hours / 7 days a week. In urgent situations, call 911.

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With SafeCampus, you have support. We’ll listen to your concerns and provide guidance and safety plans tailored to your situation. Our caring, trained professionals will talk you through options and connect you with additional resources if you want them. For more information, give us a call or visit our What to Expect page.

SafeCampus provides in-person training to staff, faculty and students to support violence prevention and response at the UW.