Pro-Hazardous Gas Leaks

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OFFICIAL
UNIVERSITY
ADMINISTRATIVE
PROCEDURE

PROCEDURE NAME

Hazardous Gas Leaks

EFFECTIVE DATE

January 2003

PROCEDURE NUMBER

DEHS-Emergency-2

PROCEDURE APPLICABILITY

This policy applies to the University Community (administrators, faculty, staff, and students).

REASON FOR PROCEDURE

Natural gas is flammable and in the right concentration explosive. If a leak occurs, the university community should take immediate action to protect themselves from injury.

PROCEDURE STATEMENT

If a gas cylinder or gas piping should begin leaking, or is suspected of leaking, and if in the judgment of the person or persons responsible for such materials it presents any danger to them or other building occupants, the following steps should be taken:

  • Immediately notify building occupants to evacuate the area using preplanned evacuation route. 
  • Notify ULPD at 502.852.6111. Provide the following information: 
    • Building name and/or number 
    • Floor number 
    • Room number
    • Specific type of gas if known 
  • Vacate the area and report to the pre-designated safe area 

Make every attempt possible to direct evacuating personnel away from the area. Building occupants are not to return to the building until instructed to do so.

ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY

Senior Associate Vice President for Operations

RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT/DIVISION

Environmental Health and Safety
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
502.852.6670
dehsubm@louisville.edu

HISTORY

Revision Date(s): June 30, 2016

Reviewed Date(s): June 2014

The University Policy and Procedure Library is updated regularly. In order to ensure a printed copy of this document is current, please access it online at http://louisville.edu/policies.