Hazardous Material

What You Should Do:

  1. Report all releases or spills of hazardous materials that you may observe to Tulane Police.  Tulane Police Emergency Numbers are:
    • Tulane National Primate Center Police emergency:  985-871-6411
    • Tulane Downtown Campus Police emergency: 504- 988-5555
    • Tulane Uptown Campus Police emergency: 504-865-5200, or pick-up the nearest emergency blue-light phone.
    • Other Campuses: Call 911.
  2. Tell the TUPD Dispatcher your name and the exact location of the spill or release.
  3. If possible, give the source, character, amount and extent of the material spill/release.
  4. Notify the TUPD Dispatcher if there are any injuries associated with the incident.
  5. Shut windows, turn off open flames and open hoods in the area, if possible.  Do NOT risk your personal safety.
  6. Stay a safe distance away from the material that has been released or spilled. 
  7. Keep others from entering the area.
  8. Wait for TUPD officers and emergency responders to arrive and direct them to the release/spill area.

What Will Happen:

  1. TUPD will activate Tulane Facilities Services and the Office of Environmental, Health and Safety (OEHS) to respond to the incident.
  2. TUPD will evacuate the area or the building if necessary.
  3. If the incident is large or cannot be controlled, TUPD will activate the New Orleans Fire Department for assistance, and EMS if necessary.
  4. If the incident is large or threatens other areas of campus, the Tulane emergency alert system will be activated with instructions to stay away from the area of the release.
  5. Tulane OEHS and/or NOFD will manage the cleanup and decontamination of the area.
  6. An "all clear" message will be sent out by a Tulane official when the area is safe.