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Select an incident to find emergency procedures for preparation and response. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please call 9-1-1-.
Laboratory Shutdown Guidelines - Emergency - University of Maryland →
Labs should develop a plan to protect their equipment, materials, and research from damage and prevent hazardous conditions from emergencies. All personnel should be trained in shutting down equipment.
When is this necessary?
For medical emergencies call 911.
Hazardous Chemical spills can result in gases, vapors, or fumes that can ignite, and/or have a toxic effect on people in the area. They can cause, dizziness, shortness of breath, asphyxiation, and sometimes death if not properly handled.
On the body
A spill kit should be readily available and should include the following items:
Laboratory emergency response procedures : Safety, Health and Wellbeing : The University of Western Australia - University of Western Australia →
A radioactive spill is the spill of a radioactive material in a lab.
In your eye
Hazardous Gases include toxic, reactive, and gases that displace oxygen. Damage or improper use of a gas cylinder can lead to leaks and potential exposure and injuries.
If a person knowledgeable about the source of the leak decides that it is hazardous to them or to other building occupants, the following steps should be taken:
A ventilation failure can involve the chemical fume hood or the laboratory in general.
Fume Hood Ventilation Failure Procedure | Environmental Health and Safety - Ohio State University→
Laboratory Freezers | UVM Risk Management and Safety - University of Vermont →
The operator should perform routine cleaning and maintenance. For maximum performance and efficiency, it is recommended that the unit be checked and calibrated periodically by a qualified service technician.
The following is a condensed list of suggested preventive maintenance requirements. Refer to the owner’s manual for specific details for each piece of equipment. Cleaning and calibration adjustment intervals are dependent on use, environmental conditions, and accuracy required.
Suspicious Package | Office of Emergency Management - UCLA →
What to look for when receiving a suspicious letter:
What to look for when receiving a suspicious package:
If you receive a suspicious letter or package:
How to report a claim | Insurance & Risk Management - UCLA →
General Liability Claims
For Either Type of Claim
Emergency Procedures - UCLA Chem & Biochem →
If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 9-1-1.