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Emergency Response Procedures

Call 911


University Police can be reached at 456, and ORS can be reached for laboratory assistance at 1-5581 in Evanston and 3-8300 in Chicago.

An Incident Report Form must be completed for each emergency incident.

Additional Emergency Response Information

Call 911

Incident Reporting

Procedure and form for laboratory incidents. All laboratory incidents shall be reported to ORS, including minor spills, fires, or injuries.

General University Emergency Information

University emergency response plan, building emergency and evacuations plans, power failure information, and incident reporting

Hazardous-Materials Response

Biological, chemical, and radioactive spills occurring during regular business hours, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm)

Medical Emergency Procedures

Information for specific first aid and personal injuries, and emergency protocols for the Chicago and Evanston campuses.

Information on Spills You Can Handle Yourself

Biological Spills

Chemical Spills

Radioactive Materials

Information from the Radiation Safety Handbook

Spill Kit Recomendations

Information on what to have in your spill kit


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