What to do? Who to call?
Plan and Prepare for Emergencies, Life-threatening Events, Serious Injury, Fire, Chemical Spill
Immediately call 911 in the event of any life threatening emergency. This includes:
- Serious injury or illness
- Chemical spill or toxic gas release
- Electrical shock
Pre-plan the locations of emergency equipment in your area including fire extinguisher, fire alarm pull station, and emergency eyewash/shower. In the event of building evacuation, know where your building assembly area is located.
Call x6999 (510-486-6999) to report non-emergency events such as:
- Small chemical spill
- Minor injury
- Suspicious activity
- Traffic Incidents
- Near-miss events
- Security events
For personnel with special access needs, please see: Emergency Planning for Workers with Access and Functional Needs
All work-related accidents require prompt notification — no matter how minor. Report all accidents immediately to your supervisor and Berkeley Lab Health Services (x6266). EHS Division will initiate an Accident Investigation Report and submit the to the supervisor for review and corrective action. Further information regarding Health Services business hours, services and contact information can be found at the LBNL Health Services website
For EMERGENCY response to a serious or life-threatening injury or illness, immediately call x911.
Home Emergency Preparedness
Be prepared for emergencies at home. Below are some tips and resources to assist you and your family.
Identify what types of emergencies can happen in your area (earthquakes, fires, floods, etc.)
- Create a disaster plan
- Pick two places to meet outside of home
- Identify an out of state friend or relative that family members can contact
- Plan how to take care of elderly, disabled, and pets
- Create a checklist
- Emergency phone numbers
- Utility shut-off locations
- Emergency supplies
- Vital documents and medications
- Practice your plan
- Quiz children so they remember what to do
- Conduct evacuation drills
- Replace perishable supplies