Emergencies

Emergency situations can arise from the use, storage, or transfer of radioactive material or the misuse of radiation-producing devices such as x-ray units.  Incidents may involve the loss of radioactive material, the spread of radioactive contamination, or the accidental exposure of individuals.

In the event of a spill or emergency involving radioactive material, the immediate objectives are to prevent or reduce the chance of personnel contamination, prevent dispersal of the contaminant, and decontaminate the area.

The Preventing or Reducing the Dispersal of Radioactive Contamination Following a Spill procedure explains how to minimize radioactive contamination after a spill.

Emergency Numbers

TYPE OF EMERGENCY  CONTACT INFORMATION 
 Medical emergencies (e.g. serious illness or injury)
  •  U-M Police Department at 911 or (734) 763-1131
 Non-medical incidents
  • Business Hours (7:30 am – 4:30 pm)
    RSS at (734) 764-6200 or Hazardous Materials Management at (734) 763-4568
  • Evenings and Weekends
    U-M Police Department at 911 or (734) 763-1131

Emergency Preparedness Posters

The Division of Public Safety and Security offers a 11″ x 17″ poster that details the emergency procedures regarding eight common hazards.

These posters are provided free of charge and should be posted in areas such as large conference rooms, break rooms, large classrooms, lecture
halls or at other appropriate locations.

Please contact Emergency Management to receive your free posters.

dpss-emergency-management@umich.edu
(734) 763-8391