General Information | If You Spill A Hazardous Material or Materials | Mail | For Suspicious Unopened Envelopes or Packages Marked with Threatening Messages | For Envelopes or Packages That Have Been Opened and Contain Powder | If There Is Question of Room Contamination by Aerosolization | How to Identify Suspicious Envelopes or Packages
If you witness a hazardous material spill, evacuate the spill site and warn others to stay away. Call University Police at 878-6333 if you believe the spill may be life threatening. If you can determine that the spill is not life threatening, follow the procedures outlined below.
If you are a hazardous material user, you should be trained by your supervisor on proper use and storage of hazardous materials. This training should include hazard information, proper procedures for preventing spills, and emergency procedures when a spill happens.
DO NOT PANIC
If There Is Question of Room Contamination by Aerosolization
(e.g., a device is triggered or a warning is received that a ventilation system is contaminated or that a biological agent has been released in a public space):
Handwritten or poorly typed address
Title without name
Misspelling of common words
Oily stain, discoloration, or odor
No return address
Lopsided or uneven envelope
Protruding wires or aluminum foil
Excessive security material such as masking tape, string, etc.
Restrictive endorsements, such as "personal" or "confidential"
City or state in the postmark that does not match the return address
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