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Lab Safety Manual

Environmental Health and Safety
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Evacuation

It is each person’s responsibility to acquaint themselves with locations of emergency equipment, emergency exits and general evacuation routes of each building they occupy. If during an emergency situation evacuation is not a possibility a sheltering in place strategy should be considered.

Things to remember if sheltering in place:

  1. Stay in a location that can be protected from the hazard and easily located by emergency first responders (stairwells, rooms with exterior windows, etc..)
  2. Protect yourself from the hazard ( close all openings where smoke or odors may enter a room, open windows for fresh air, check doors for heat prior to opening, etc,..)
  3. Notify first responders of your location (call, text, put a sign in or hang a piece of clothing, sheet or other article out an exterior window).