Emergency Procedures - CUMC
The Columbia University Medical Center Emergency Management Plan addresses the planned response to extraordinary events such as man-made and natural emergency situations including fire; hazardous spills; loss of water, steam, electricity, elevator service; explosions, as well as noxious fumes, gas leaks and civil disorder.If there is a FIRE
- Immediately activate the Nearest Alarm Box
- Call Security Office (212) 305-7979
- Follow Procedures for Fire Safety & Emergency Response to Fires and Explosions
- Determine if spill is manageable or unmanageable.
- If spill is manageable, follow Manageable Spill Procedures and call EH&S at 305(5)-6780.
- If spill is unmanageable, follow Unmanageable Spill Procedures and call EH&S at 305(5)-6780.
- If spill is after business hours (M-F, 9am-5pm), call Security Office (5-7979) and follow After Hour Spill Procedures.
- If there is personal contamination, follow Personal Contamination Guidelines
- Call the Radiation Safety Office (5-0303).
- Radiation Spill Response Guide
Work related injury or illness14KB
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Accident Report Form for Worker's Compensation Benefits
Cardiac Arrest Procedures In the event of a cardiac/respiratory arrest at the Health Sciences Campus, there will be a response either by the NYPH cardiac arrest team or EMS depending on which building the arrest occurs. Click here for more info.
Work related illnesses7KB
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Medical Surveillance Policy
Columbia University Medical Center, in its commitment to the health and safety of its personnel, has established a medical surveillance program to address work place hazards including exposure to biological, chemical and physical agents. Click here for more info.
For SDS's, click here