If any type of potentially hazardous gas or liquid appears to be leaking or posing a danger to persons, in the judgment of the person or persons responsible for such materials, the following steps should be taken.

A. Confine the fumes or fire by shutting the room door.

B. If possible, extinguish all flames and ignition sources. Refer to the Bucknell University Chemical Hygiene Plan Manual for appropriate emergency response.

C. Sound the building fire alarm so evacuation can begin. Evacuate immediately following the established evacuation plan in the Bucknell University Chemical Hygiene Plan Manual.

D. Call the Public Safety at 570-577-1111 giving your name, department, location, and nature of the emergency. If possible, try to identify the type of material for the dispatcher.

E. Evacuate to a safe area at least 500 feet away from the building. Do not return to the building until instructed that it is safe to do so by Public Safety or the appropriate authority.

F. A Public Safety officer will respond with the appropriate authorities to evaluate the situation.

G. The Public Safety dispatcher will initiate the proper notification procedure for contacting appropriate personnel in coordination with direction from the safety manager or his/her designee.

NOTE: The university safety manager will assume responsibility for notifying the appropriate local, state, and federal authorities of all hazardous materials emergencies that require such notification.  

Bucknell University Public Safety - 570-577-3333
Public Safetry Emergency - 570-577-1111
Police, Fire Company, Ambulance - 911 


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