Any Emergency – Call 911
Fire, Explosion, Police, Ambulance, Rescue, Evacuation
Major Spill - Call 911
A major spill is one that is spreading rapidly presents inhalation or fire hazards, has entered the environment, or exceeds the capability of the user to respond.
- Alert others to leave spill area.
- Remove ignition sources, shut down equipment, close fume hood sash, open
- windows, as appropriate.
- Close doors to room.
- Assemble at a safe distance and location.
- Wait and provide information to Emergency Responders.
Body or Eye Splashes
- Assist person with use of body shower and/or eye wash equipment.
- Flush body and/or eyes with water for at least 15 minutes.
- Remove contaminated clothing while under body shower.
- Wash skin with mild soap and water - do not use neutralizing agents, creams, lotions or salve.
- Seek medical attention.
Medical Treatment Needs
Report to UIHC Emergency Treatment Center (24 hours, 7 days).
Vehicle Transport Assistance
If needed, call Department of Public Safety, 335-5022.
Non-emergency work-related needs
During normal business hours, call or check with UI HealthWorks (319-665-2111) located on Highway 965 in North Liberty.
Rescue or Evacuation
Call 335-5022, Department of Public Safety
Non-emergency technical assistance
Call 335-8501, Environmental Health & Safety.
Radioactive Materials Notification
Notify EHS of all radioactive materials spills and instances of personal contamination without delay. During normal business hours call 335-8501. After hours call Department of Public Safety at 335-5022.
Note: Radioactive materials spill response procedures must be developed and readily available to personnel. Consult The University of Iowa’s “Radiation Protection Guide for Radioactive Materials Use in the Basic Sciences” or contact EHS when developing radioactive materials emergency and spill response information pertinent to your lab, or call 335-8501.
Environmental Release and Oil Spill Notifications
For suspect or known s to the environment (air, water, land, drains) notify the Environmental Health & Safety or Environmental Compliance Manager during regular business hours. After hours call Department of Public Safety at 335-5022 for non-emergencies or 911 for emergencies. Notifications must be made to regulatory agencies immediately and not later than six hours for actual or suspect environmental releases.
Contact Work Control Center 335-5071 (24 hours/7 days)
- Place lids on open containers of volatile chemicals.
- Lower the sash on chemical fume hoods.
- Turn off ignition sources.
- Shut down equipment (leave cooling water, purge gases on as necessary).
- Secure or isolate reactions that are underway (boiling liquids, distillations).