Environmental Health and Safety

Emergency Procedures

Emergency Instructions for Labs (PDF)

These emergency procedures are for UT Austin use only and are presented as a quick reference. UT personnel should always contact their supervisor, Environmental Health and Safety personnel, and other trained emergency responders in the event of an emergency.

Emergency responders are available from Environmental Health and Safety when a biological, chemical, or radioactive spill occurs. Responders are also available for other hazardous incidents such as possible gas leaks, indoor-air quality and drinking water concerns.

Please call 512-471-3511 during normal service hours Monday – Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Nights, weekends and holidays, please contact the Campus Police at 512-471-4441 or 911 from any campus phone. The police will refer the call to the proper emergency responder.

For minor injuries and exposures to hazardous materials during regular business hours call the HealthPoint Occupational Health Program: 512-471-4647. After hours instructions can be found on the OHP website.

In the event of a fire, serious injury, or other life threatening situation, call 911.

Remember to have your name, number, location, and any other pertinent information available at the time of the call. It is important to inform the safety office and the police if any one has been injured or if there has been a personal exposure.