Hazardous Material Emergencies

A hazardous material spill must be reported to the University of Louisville Department of Public Safety (852-6111 or 911) if:

The clean-up of the spill is beyond the level of knowledge, training or ability of the staff in the immediate area of the spill, and/or the spill creates a situation that is immediately dangerous to the people in the area or the facility.

    Spill procedures are provided for two types of spills:

    1. For a major spill - the University may institute its contingency plan.

    2. For a minor spill - Hazardous Material Emergency Training is provided by the Department of Environmental Health and Safety.



    Chemical & Infectious Material Spills (PDF) Radioactive Materials Spills (PDF)
    Hazardous Material Contingency Plan (PDF) HazMat Emergency Flow Chart (PDF)

    Department of Environmental Health And Safety

    Main Office

    1800 Arthur Street

    Louisville, Kentucky 40208


    tel (502) 852-6670

    fax (502) 852-0880

    Department of Environmental Health And Safety

    Radiation Safety Office

    319 Abraham Flexner Way

    Louisville, Kentucky 40202


    tel (502) 852-5231

    fax (502) 852-8911

    Office Hours

    M-F 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

    No holiday hours

    IH Service Account


    IBC Service Account