In case of emergency such as injury or illness, major spill or theft of hazardous material, immediately contact University Police at 617.627.6911 (x66911 from a campus phone).
A hazardous material is any substance or agent (biological, chemical, radiological, and/or physical), which is capable of posing an unreasonable risk to humans, the environment and property.
In ALL hazardous material emergency situations, the primary concern is the protection of personnel. The secondary concern is to confine the contamination, but ONLY if you are specifically trained under 29 CFR 1910.120 to do so.
The release or spill of hazardous materials will require a different response based on a variety of factors, including the amount, type and location of the spill. Each location should have its own specific cleanup procedure and all personnel handling such material, should have received instruction on that procedure.
If a chemical, biological, or radiation spill is beyond your ability to clean up, STOP and call x66911 to get help. Members of Tufts Environmental Health & Safety will respond quickly. There is no charge or penalty for this service.
In case of emergency call 617.627.6911 (x66911 from a campus phone). Fire on the Boston health sciences and SMFA campuses call 911. Visit the University Police website for a complete list of campus-specific phone numbers.