Hazardous Material Release

Hazardous material releases can include chemical, biological, or radioactive materials.

Individuals who discover a hazardous material release shall take the following steps:

  1. If possible, isolate the spill. In a laboratory, this can be done by closing the door to the laboratory.
  2. If life-threatening or serious injuries are involved, activate the manual fire alarm pull station and contact 911.
  3. If the release is not life-threatening, evacuate to a safe area and contact the University of Maryland, Baltimore Police Department at 410-706-6882.
  4. If you can do so safely, note what was released, its location, and the amount released.