ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY
ON LABORATORY SAFETY
AT DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
Always call from a safe location
Fire or Medical 911
(DMS@DHMC/Hospital Complex dial 5555)
Biological, Chemical or Radiological: 646-1762
Emergency Pager for Nights and Weekends: (603) 442-1058
After the pager prompt, enter all seven digits of the phone number
you want us to call in return and wait for the pager confirmation.
Remain near the phone and an EHS staff member will call as soon as possible.
Contain the fire by closing all doors.
Activate a fire alarm. Fire alarm stations are located near all exits
out of the building.
Report the fire by dialing 911
(DMS@DHMC/Hospital Complex dial 5555).
Evacuate or extinguish. In most cases, it is best to leave the building
using the nearest fire exit.
Only use a fire extinguisher when ...
• you are trained and capable.
• there is limited smoke or flames.
• you have the proper extinguisher for the type of fire you are fighting.
• you have your back to an unobstructed exit.
• everyone has safely left the area.
Never fight a fire if it has left its source of origin. Never fight a fire if
you are unsure of the type of extinguisher available or you lack a safe
exit should your efforts fail. If you cannot extinguish the fire in less
than 30 seconds, then immediately abandon your efforts, close the
door(s), activate the alarm, report the fire and evacuate immediately.
On the main campus and in all other research buildings not part
of the DHMC/Hospital complex: leave the building when you hear
In the DHMC/Hospital complex: the public address system provides
emergency announcements. Flashing strobes indicate that the alarm
is in your immediate area. If the light strobes are flashing, then listen
for further announcements and be prepared to evacuate. If the alarm
sounds but the strobes are not flashing, please remain alert until an
“all clear” announcement.
Note to Principal Investigators: each office, lab or work g