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.

Emergency Information Posters

Emergency Information Posters are designed to provide an easily recognizable and consistent means of displaying essential information about the status and contents of laboratories and facilities.

Fire Emergencies

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.

Floods & Flooded Areas

Flooded areas can be hazardous for reasons that may not be obvious. Potential hazards include electrical shock, holes, pits and tripping hazards obscured by water. Mud or other contaminants can make walking surfaces slippery

Hazardous Chemical Exposures

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. In the event of an emergency, call 911.

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.

Suspicious Packages or Mail

The University has developed guidance on handling suspicious mail or packages. See the Emergency Management site's Suspicious Mail & Packages page.

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.