The purpose of the Emergency Information Poster is to provide an easily
recognizable and consistent means of displaying essential information
about the status and contents of laboratories and facilities, primarily
for the benefit of persons attempting to cope with an explosion, fire,
natural disaster, or other emergency. Such information is important
for the safety of emergency personnel and is often of considerable value
in evaluating and dealing with the emergency.
The poster is to be posted on the outside of doors leading into areas
where there are potential hazards and an electronic copy is retained by Public Safety. If you have questions contact Joan Hutlzy (8-6251). EHS sends a semi-annual reminder to all Departmental
Safety Managers to update the information on the posters.
A poster pre-printed with the building name, room number and room diagram
may be obtained from Joan Hutzly.
You may also download a blank poster in MS
Word format, however it is preferable to use the pre-printed poster.
A sample poster is provided below. Follow the instructions
for completing the poster.
The poster calls for the following information:
- The home and office phone numbers of persons responsible for and
familiar with the laboratory operations.
- A floor plan of the room, with depictions of appropriate furniture,
fume hoods, lab benches, storage cabinets.
- Location of principal storage areas for hazardous materials in the
room as well as recommended personal protective equipment, following guidelines given in the Emergency Information Poster instructions.
- Specific emergency instructions or warnings, where necessary.