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:


To Report an Emergency

Police, Fire, or Medical Emergency
Call University Police by dialing 911 using any on-campus phone. Dial (631) 632-3333 using a cell phone or an off-campus phone.
Campus Operations and Maintenance
(631) 632-6400
Environmental Health and Safety
(631) 632-6410

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