Supervisor - Preparedness

  • Know the emergency number - 911 from campus phones and cell phones while physically on campus.
                (Individuals off campus can contact DPS to report emergencies by dialing 609-258-3333)
  • Emergency Procedures - Lab Emergency Procedures Guides should be posted in each laboratory. Visit the University Service Portal ( to request a copy.
  • Skin Exposure Treatment Kits
    • Calcium gluconate gel for hydrofluoric acid
    • Polyethylene glycol for concentrated phenol
      • Calcium gluconate gel and polyethylene glycol kits are available free of charge from EHS.
      • Visit the University Service Portal ( for more information.
  • Communications
    • Ensure all students and staff have updated their contact information in Tigerhub or HR Self-Service to ensure inclusion in the TigerAlert emergency notification system (formerly PTENS).
    • Maintain a list of extended contact information for all in your lab.
  • Emergency Information Posters - must be completed and affixed to the entrance to each lab.
  • Spill Kits - be sure to have spill control materials available for the chemicals used in the lab, including special materials for mercury or hydrofluoric acid. EHS provides spill kits that are located throughout the science and engineering buildings. Familiarize yourself with the location and contents.
  • Fire Extinguishers - contact Joe Novak at 609-258-7343 to request a new or replacement extinguisher.
  • Injuries - Any student or employee who is injured or becomes ill as a result of work in the laboratory must contact University Health Services either for exam, treatment or, at the very least, to report the incident. For those receiving a paycheck, it is crucial to contact Employee Health within 48 hours in order to be eligible for Workers' Compensation.
  • Incidents/Accidents - Report all incidents, regardless of injury or property damage, to EHS at 609-258-5294 or by email to EHS Maintain a culture where all laboratory workers are comfortable reporting incidents.


Steve Elwood
Director for Research Safety

Meagan Fitzpatrick
Assistant Director and Biosafety Officer