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Emergency Procedures

  • In the event of a fire, serious injury, or other life-threatening situation, call:
    • City of Austin Emergency Services first at 9-911
    • Then call UT Police at 911 to escort and assist City services.
  • When a biological, chemical, or radioactive spill occurs, or other hazardous environmental situations such as possible gas leaks, air or water quality concerns, call:
    • Environmental Health and Safety at 512-471-3511 (8:00am-5:00pm M-F) or
    • Campus Police at 911 (nights, weekends and holidays).
  • After contacting the appropriate emergency responders, you should alert your supervisor and/or the Chairman’s Office at 512-471-3949.

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


Non-emergency contacts

  • For issues such as leaking pipes, electrical faults, air-conditioning problems, and custodial call 512-471-2020 (7:30am-5pm M-F).
  • There is a departmental safety committee and all email inquiries can be sent to chemchair@cm.utexas.edu.


Work-Related Injuries

To report a work-related injury, you should



Safety Data Sheets (SDS formerly MSDS)

Lab Safety Manual

Radiation Safety

Laser Safety

Hazardous Waste Disposal

Austin Fire Department Safety Tips

Environmental Health & Safety forms

Safety Training