Emergencies: Call 911
Non-emergency spills: Call EH&S for assistance or guidance: 608/265-5000. Please specify the type of spill so your call can be directed appropriately.
Minor spills do not necessarily need the assistance of EH&S. Laboratory and facility workers who have had the proper training and possess the appropriate equipment can safely and effectively handle the majority of biological, chemical, oil and other types of spills that occur in laboratories, dormitories, maintenance facilities and other university buildings. However, many spills must still be reported, such as any release of a substance to the environment. Contact EH&S for details regarding proper incident and spill reporting.
Make sure you are prepared to respond to an emergency. Have spill control materials, personal protective equipment and other emergency response equipment nearby. Get training in first aid and fire extinguisher use. Practice emergency communications, evacuation procedures and spill response. Post hazard information and contact names on the door to your lab to help emergency responders.