Environmental Health and Safety

Laboratory Safety Manual - 2011

II. Emergency Procedures


All accidents, hazardous materials spills or other dangerous incidents must be reported to EHS.  A list of telephone numbers must be posted on lab signs near laboratory entrances.

Telephone numbers should include:

Primary Emergency Procedures for Fires, Spills and Accidents

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Fire alarm pull station

If there is an immediate threat to life or health:

If the spill is minor:

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Minor spill

Special Procedures for Radioactive Hazards

(In addition to these guidelines, refer to the University’s Radiation Safety Manual [PDF])

Building Evacuation Procedures

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Fire rescue team