In Case of Emergency

Call 911 for any Life-Threatening Emergency

  • Fires
  • Explosions
  • Serious Injuries
  • Any other incident which poses an immediate threat to life or the environment

If you have a chemical, biological, or radiological incident that does not pose a life-threatening emergency:

  • Call (814) 865-6391 Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM, on holidays or all other times call (814) 863-1111 (University Police). After hours, University Police will notify the appropriate EHS staff member to provide assistance.
  • If this involves the spill of a small quantity of a chemical, biological, or radioactive material you are familiar with, and you have been trained in proper clean-up procedures, follow those instructions.

Penn State has developed Emergency Action Guides to assist with various types of emergencies.

The following informational sheets provide additional guidance for specific types of spills, releases, exposures, or injuries and appropriate recovery and reporting requirements.


Blood Spill Reporting Requirements

Chemical Spills, Releases, or Explosions 

Contractor Spill Information 

Deaths or Serious Injuries Reporting

Fire Reporting Requirements 

Infectious Substances Information

Laser Accidents 

Mercury Spills 

Needle Stick Reporting Requirements 

Oil and Fuel Spills 

Radioactive Material Incidents 

Radiation Producing Equipment Exposures