Hazardous Gas Odor

Emergency Assistance: 911

Hazardous Gas Odor (flammable, toxic, corrosive, oxygen, cryogenic)

Natural Gas Odor

Odorant, added to natural gas, can be detected at extremely low concentrations. Smelling natural gas does not necessarily constitute an immediate hazard. If the gas odor is detected:

  1. Call 911.
  2. Report:
    1. Area of odor
    2. Building and room number
    3. How long odor has been noticed
    4. Name and phone number

Compressed Gas Cylinder

If a cylinder is leaking, and in the judgment of the person responsible for the cylinder, the valve cannot be closed, and an immediate hazard exists:

  1. Turn on any exhaust ventilation and close all doors when exiting the laboratory or shop.
  2. Call 911. Report:
    1. Building
    2. Name and phone number
    3. Name of gas leaking
    4. Room number where cylinder is located
  3. Implement the building evacuation. Move to a safe distance and leave clear access for emergency personnel. Do not return to the building until instructed by Department of Safety staff.