- If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1 immediately.
- Ensure laboratory contacts for emergencies are up to date
- Know the properties and hazards of your gas
- Toxic gases and reactive gases should not be purchased or used without consultation with Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Chemical Safety. Certain gases require specific ventilation and storage for safe use
- Establish a plan of maintenance to proactively control potential damage and gas leaks
- Establish an emergency plan to address equipment, piping or cylinder failures.
Immediately report all incidents, injuries, and potential exposures to your Principal Investigator (PI) and Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) hotline at (310) 825-9797 Option 1.
- If a person knowledgeable about the source of the leak decides that it is hazardous, the following steps should be taken:
- Immediately notify those in the building to evacuate
- Pull fire alarm
- Shut the doors and secure the area
- Contact 9-1-1 and EH&S and provide:
- Building, floor, and room
- Specific chemical name of involved gas
- Source of the gas leak.