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Handling Emergencies

Regardless of the type of emergency in progress, you may call 911 and/or sound the fire alarm immediately. Remain calm, notify others, and respond to the emergency as appropriate. Do not attempt to handle any emergency situation in which you do not have training (e.g., fire fighting, first aid, spill response, etc.).

Call 911 and/or pull the fire alarm whenever a situation poses immediate danger to people, property, or process.

When you call to report an emergency, provide the operator with the following information:

  • Building or area name
  • Location
  • Brief description of the emergency
  • Your name
  • A return contact phone number

The following sections offer specific safety guidelines and procedures for handling different types of emergencies.

May 2011
Revised November 2014