Chemical or Radiation Spill

Any spillage of a chemical or radioactive material is to be reported immediately by calling 911.
  • When reporting, be specific about the nature of the involved material and the location. The University Police Department will contact the necessary specialized authorities and medical personnel.
  • The professor or supervisor should evacuate the affected area at once and seal it off to prevent further contamination of others until the arrival of emergency personnel.
  • Anyone who may be contaminated by the spill is to avoid contact with others as much as possible, remain in the vicinity and give their names to the University Police Department. Required first aid and clean up by specialized authorities should be started at once.
  • If necessary or if directed to do so by the University Police Department or other responsible party, activate the building alarm. CAUTION: THE BUILDING ALARMS RING ONLY IN THE BUILDING - YOU MUST CALL 911.
  • When you are told to leave by the University Police Department or other responsible party, walk quickly to the nearest marked exit and alert others to do the same.
  • ASSIST THE DISABLED IN EVACUATING THE BUILDING. DO NOT USE ELEVATORS!
  • Once outside, move to a clear area away from the affected building(s). Keep streets and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel.
  • If requested, assist the University Police Department and/or other responsible party.
  • DO NOT RETURN TO AN EVACUATED BUILDING unless directed to do so by the University Police Department or other responsible party.
  • Note: If possible, all labs should have placards on the door listing all types of hazardous materials stored in the lab.

For emergencies dial (911) or (4357) on any campus phone.