Emergencies and Incidents

Emergency Action Plans

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires emergency action planning in all workplaces. Each department is responsible for the development and implementation of a written EAP covering the facilities and operations under their control. EHS had developed a model Emergency Action…

Emergency Information Posters

Emergency Information Posters are 8.5x11" posters designed to provide an easily recognizable and consistent means of displaying essential information about the status and contents of laboratories and facilities. The posters are for the benefit of first responders and emergency personnel who may not be familiar with the contents and layout of a…

Fire Emergencies

Fire emergencies are one of the most common types of emergencies on campus. This page is designed to help you learn how to prevent fires, know what to do if you discover a fire and know where to go for more information on fire safety.

Fire Prevention Maintain proper housekeeping to keep emergency escape routes clear Limit…
Floods & Flooded Areas

Severe weather can bring heavy rainfall in a short period of time resulting in flooding of basements and other below-grade areas.  Flooding can also occur as a result of broken water or drain lines, sump pump failures, and chemical leaks.

Flooded areas can be hazardous for reasons that may not be obvious.  Potential hazards include…

Hazardous Chemical Exposures

In the event of an emergency, call 911 or activate a blue light phone.

If you've been exposed to a hazardous material, follow these first aid measures and report all incidents to your manager, supervisor or principal investigator, regardless of severity.

Seek treatment at…

Medical Emergencies & Managing Injuries

Members of the campus community should be familiar with how to respond to medical emergencies.  The information on these pages provides instructions for notification, immediate first aid and reporting of injuries and illnesses.

Spills & Environmental Releases

The information provided in the following links is intended to improve planning and ensure effective management of hazardous materials spills and releases to the environment.

Chemical Spills Biological Spills Radioactive Material Spills
Suspicious Packages or Mail

In the last decade, there have been a limited number of national incidents involving agents of terror, including anthrax and ricin, being sent through the mail. The University has developed guidance on handling suspicious mail or packages. See the Emergency Management site's…

University Emergency Preparedness

Do you need to plan for or respond to an emergency? The Emergency Preparedness Page will help you prepare an effective response.