In the event of a biohazard spill or release of infectious material that presents a potential for or has already caused:
- A personal injury
- An exposure to a biological material of known or unknown health risk
- An adverse environmental impact
- Any other situation immediately dangerous to life, health, or property
Please proceed as follows: Immediately notify all personnel in the affected area of the spill or release and evacuate all personnel from the affected area.
Call the Department of Public Safety at 711 from a University phone or #78 from a cell phone from a location that is not affected by the spill (secure location). Public Safety will dispatch appropriate response personnel.
Be prepared to tell Public Safety the following information:
Your name, phone number, and secure location from which you are calling
The nature of the incident
The location of the incident (building, floor, room number)
The name or type of substance (if known)
The quantity of substance (estimate)
The hazards (if known)
If there are known injuries
Stay in the secure area to meet emergency responders or suggest another area if the current location is now inappropriate.
Do not re-enter the spill area to perform rescue operations or participate in cleanup.
For more information and non-emergency questions, contact the Environmental Health andf Safety Services Office