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Unusual Smell/Gas Leak

Unusual Smell/Gas Leak


In the event of an unusual smell or gas leak:

  • Immediately notify Physical Plant at ext. 273.

  • Physical Plant will respond to the area to evaluate the situation and take corrective action.

  • Physical Plant and/or IUPD will order a building evacuation if the safety of faculty, staff and/or students is threatened.

  • Physical Plant and/or IUPD will contact the appropriate emergency response personnel. The IUPD will establish a safe perimeter. All persons except those needing to enter will be restricted.

  • A Physical Plant emergency staff representative will stand by to answer any questions the fire department may have.

  • Do not return to the building unless a university official gives an all-clear.

Gas Leak or smell


In the event of a gas leak:

  • Evacuate the building.

  • Do not make calls from inside the building. Phones are capable of producing a spark, which could start a fire or explosion. Contact Physical Plant at 455-9273 and IUPD at 455-9363 from a phone outside and away from the building.

  • Do not turn any light switches on or off, and do not plug or unplug electrical appliances. These activities can produce a spark that could start a fire or explosion.

  • Open doors to promote cross-ventilation.

  • The IUPD will establish a safe perimeter. All persons except those authorized to enter will be restricted.

  • A Physical Plant emergency staff representative will stand by to answer any questions the fire department may have.

  • Do not return to the building unless a university official gives an all-clear.

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