Emergency Instructions for Labs

Important: In the event of a fire, serious injury, or other life threatening situation, call 911.

Remember to have your name, number, location, and any other pertinent information available at the time of the call. It is important to inform EHS and the police if anyone has been injured or if there has been a personal exposure.

These emergency procedures are for UT Austin use only and are presented as a quick reference. UT personnel should always contact their supervisor, Environmental Health and Safety personnel, and other trained emergency responders in the event of an emergency.

Emergency responders are available from Environmental Health and Safety when a biological, chemical, or radioactive spill occurs. Responders are also available for other hazardous incidents such as possible gas leaks, indoor-air quality and drinking water concerns.

  • Please call (512) 471-3511 during normal service hours Monday – Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Nights, weekends and holidays, please contact the Campus Police at (512) 471-4441 or 911 from any campus phone. The police will refer the call to the proper emergency responder.
  • For minor injuries and exposures to hazardous materials during regular business hours call the HealthPoint Occupational Health Program (OHP): (512) 471-4647. After hours instructions can also be found on the OHP website.

For student medical emergency or after-hours care information click HERE.