Safety and Security

In the event of an emergency, pick up the nearest hospital phone and dial the appropriate number based on your location. State the nature of the emergency/code and specific location.

Location Contact
Offsite Area Call 911
Palmetto Health Baptist Call 296-5000
Palmetto Health Richland Call 434-6222
Physician Office or Medical Office Building Call 911

Fire Safety

Be aware of the location of fire pull boxes and the locations of fire extinguishers. Stay informed about potential health and safety risks or hazards in the workplace.

Remember the acronym RACE in case of a fire:  
Rescue Rescue the patient 
Alarm  Pull the fire alarm 
Contain Close all doors to contain the fire
Extinguish Extinguish the fire
Remember the fire extinguisher acronym PASS:  
Pull Pull the pin out
Aim Aim at the base of the fire
Squeeze Squeeze the trigger
Sweep Sweep at the base of the fire

ID Badges

  • ID badges should be worn when inside the hospital, on campus or at any Palmetto Health owned practice at all times for both security and safety reasons.
  • Badges allow access to parking areas reserved specifically for physicians.
  • If ID badge is not working or you need a replacement badge, call Security, Baptist (803) 296-5820 or Richland (803) 434-7351.


Physicians may park in any unreserved spaces with or without a parking decal. However, if you park in a reserved physician only parking spot without a parking decal you have the potential to be ticketed since Security will not know you are a physician. All parking spaces are head-in parking only. Place decal on rear bumper. NPs, PAs and CRNAs are not issued parking decals.