Laboratory Emergencies

Laboratory equipment, materials and research can be protected from loss during emergencies, by taking appropriate precautions that will minimize the impact of dangerous conditions resulting from fire, severe weather, utility failures or loss of services (e.g. electric power, heat, air conditioning, water, etc.)

Prepare a lab contingency plan that meets your specific needs. This plan should be shared with your lab, your department and your Building Manager for inclusion in the Building Emergency Plan. The plan should be implemented whenever a severe weather event has been issued. Remember, you must take responsibility to protect your laboratory and research.

The following documents may be useful to you in preparing your lab for emergencies:

For more information on laboratory emergencies, please click one of the following links:


Emergency Communications

In case of an emergency, information will be communicated to the campus community by way of:

  • the building fire alarm system,
  • an Emergency E-Mail Notification System (E-Notify-L listserv),
  • the Stony Brook University website,
  • campus cable Channel 8,
  • campus radio WUSB 90.1 FM,
  • and the following external media:
    • TV: News 12;
    • FM Radio: WALK 97.5, WKJY 98.3, WBLI 106.1, WBAB 102.3, WRCN 103.9;
    • AM Radio: WOR 710, WCBS 880, and WINS 1010.

For more information about emergency communications, see the Stony Brook Emergency Management website.


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