Radioactive Chemical Spills

Posted in Emergency Procedures, Hazardous Materials on August 20th, 2015 by .

Any radioactive contamination of personnel, equipment, facilities or properties of Syracuse University must be reported to the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) or his designee.  The RSO will direct the remediation and decontamination of radioactive material spills.   Clear the Area:  Notify all persons in the involved area/room to vacate the immediate area of the incident but... Read more


Inclement Weather/Severe Storms

Posted in Emergency Procedures on August 20th, 2015 by .

The University remains open and observes its schedules in all weather, unless the determination is made by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost, and the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer that current weather conditions warrant cancellation of classes and/or closing. In the event of extreme weather emergency conditions, instructions will be... Read more


Water Damage

Posted in Emergency Procedures on March 18th, 2015 by .

Procedures for Recovering Print Materials and Air Drying Books  1.    Books that are thoroughly wet: Place absorbent paper on table or floor where books will be dried (unprinted newspaper works well). Change paper on the table/floor as it becomes wet. Lay book at edge of table with foredge pointing off edge and gently, but firmly apply... Read more


Power Outage

Posted in Emergency Procedures on March 18th, 2015 by .

If You Work in an Office or Similar Setting If a power interruption occurs: Remain calm Turn off any unnecessary appliances, computers, office equipment, tools, etc.  Leave lights on as an indicator of the return of power. Provide assistance to individuals not familiar with the area. Remain indoors and in the vicinity of your normal work area.  Evacuate if told... Read more


Crime in Progress

Posted in Emergency Procedures on March 18th, 2015 by .

In the event that you are the victim of or witness a crime in progress, immediately: Call the Department of Public Safety at 711 from a University phone or 443-2224 from any other phone and provide the dispatcher with: Your name Your location Your phone number Details of the situation Get away from the suspect;... Read more


Nuisance Wildlife

Posted in Emergency Procedures on March 18th, 2015 by .

Wild animals, alive or dead, can spread disease and may pose potential physical hazards. Avoid all contact with wild animals. Contact includes: Bite, scratch, or kick from a wild animal Exposure of eyes, nose, mouth and non-intact (cut, scratched, burned, etc.) skin to animal blood or animal saliva At Syracuse University, only designated, trained individuals... Read more


Chemical Spill

Posted in Emergency Procedures on February 23rd, 2015 by .

In the event of a chemical spill or release of toxic or hazardous material that presents a potential for or has already caused: A personal injury A chemical overexposure An exposure to a chemical of unknown health risk, including the detection of a noxious odor An adverse environmental impact Any other situation immediately dangerous to life,... Read more

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Biohazard Spill

Posted in Emergency Procedures on February 23rd, 2015 by .

In the event of a biohazard spill, a spill of human blood or bodily fluids, 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,... Read more

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Elevator Malfunction

Posted in Emergency Procedures on February 20th, 2015 by .

In the event of an elevator malfunction: Remain calm. Activate the emergency phone in the elevator.  If for some reason the phone does not work, push the “EMERGENCY CALL” button.  Emergency personnel will respond shortly. If you have a cell phone available, call the Department of Public Safety at 443-2224 or #78 Do not try... Read more

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Motor Vehicle Accident

Posted in Emergency Procedures on February 20th, 2015 by .

In the event that you are involved in or witness a motor vehicle accident on campus, immediately: Call 711 from a University phone or 443-2224 from any other phone and provide the dispatcher with: Your name  Your location (including nearest cross streets) Your phone number Description of any injuries Number and description of vehicles involved... Read more

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Medical Emergency

Posted in Emergency Procedures on February 20th, 2015 by .

If a person becomes ill or is injured and requires immediate assistance: Call 711 (campus phone) or 443-2224 (all other phones) and give the following information: Building name Floor/office number Details of the illness/injury Stay on the phone for further instructions Do not move the injured/ill person. If you are not trained, do not attempt... Read more

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Inclement Weather

Posted in Emergency Procedures on February 20th, 2015 by .

The University remains open and observes its schedules in all weather, unless the determination is made by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost, and the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer that current weather conditions warrant cancellation of classes and/or closing.  In the event of extreme weather emergency conditions, instructions will be... Read more

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Gunshots/Shots Fired

Posted in Emergency Procedures on February 20th, 2015 by .

In the event that you are the victim of, a witness to, or have reason to believe that there has been a shooting incident including any firearm discharge, immediately get away from the suspect. Do not attempt to confront the suspect. Find a safe location to take refuge. When it is safe to do so,... Read more

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