Incidents involving sources of dangerous radiation or hazardous materials
Immediate assistance from Security (SSP)
Dial extension 555
Call 418 656-5555
Pick up a red phone
The use, transport, and storage of sources of dangerous radiation and hazardous materials for teaching and research activities are regulated to ensure their utmost safety.
Sources of dangerous radiation and hazardous materials can take many forms (solid, liquid, gas, smoke, vapor, aerosol, dust, particles, equipment, etc.).
The risks (exposure, leak, spill, combustion, reaction, fumes, etc.) are mostly of a chemical or biological nature or involve laser rays, radioactivity, or other sources of radiation.
- Evacuate the area immediately
- Close the doors leading to the space
- Keep other people from entering the space if possible
- Make sure you’re out of danger, then call 911
- Notify Security
- If people are hurt or unwell, make sure you are safe and the area is safe before helping them (if you can’t help them, tell emergency services that there are people who need help and explain where they are)
- If the authorities evacuate the building, follow their instructions and evacuate using the nearest exit, avoiding all elevators and tunnels
- Get out of the building and follow the instructions of emergency services
- Don’t go back inside the building until you get the green light from the authorities
If an incident occurs that doesn’t require emergency services or an evacuation, follow the general safety instructions for the lab, workshop, or other space where it occurs.
- Stop all ongoing activities and secure the affected area
- Apply the measures needed to resolve the situation
- Notify the person in charge of the lab and your supervisor immediately
- Contact Security and inform them of the situation
For more information about sources of dangerous radiation or hazardous materials, see the SSP web site (in French only).