Important Contacts

Key Contacts

UC Police Department (UCPD) & UCLA Fire:          9-1-1

Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S):                  (310) 825-9797

Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM): (310) 825-2200

DGSOM Security:                                                        (310) 267-7100 

Facilities Management (FM):                                      (310) 825-9236


  • 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.
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