Do not enter the area containing the spill.


  1. Call University Police at:   5431      (318-357-5431).
  2. Notify your supervisor.
  3. If possible, identify the (character) nature, exact source, amount and extent of released materials. 
  4. If you know this information, pass it along to University Police and/or Fire Department.
  5. Wait for University Police and/or Fire Department to respond to take necessary action.
  6. If the hazardous material is a chemical and it has contacted a person’s skin or eyes, begin irrigation of area with water for at least 20 minutes.
  7. If you have a SDS on the chemical, please locate it for emergency personnel.


This is what will happen: 


University Police will:

1.        Notify the appropriate agencies

2.        Notify Environmental Health & Safety Office:  4424  (318-357-4424)  

3.        Notify emergency medical services as needed by each situation.





Natchitoches Fire Department                         (318) 357-3860


Natchitoches Police Department                      (318)  352-8101


Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office                   (318) 352-6432


Louisiana State Police Troop E                         (318) 487-5911 (Natchitoches, Alexandria, etc)


Louisiana State Police Troop G                         (318) 741-7411 (Shreveport)




 In the event of a Truck Delivery with a Hazardous Materials Release/Spill,


1.        Call University Police IMMEDIATELY at 5431 (318-357-5431)

2.        Obtain the manifest from the driver.  All manifests, for any freight company, should be located in the driver’s side door pocket.

3.        Evacuate the immediate area.

4.        DO NOT cause any sparks, since you have not identified the chemical that is spilled or released.




Off-Campus but that affect the Campus


These are incidents that may occur in the City of Natchitoches that will affect the campus, by evacuations or sheltering in place.


This is what you should do:


1.        Notify University Police at 318-357-5431.


2.       If directed; evacuate the building and move to a designated safe location.


3.       If informed to Shelter-in-Place - close all windows and doors to the outside.


4.       If you feel irritation from the release substance, hold a wet cloth over your nose and mouth.


5.      Minimize the use of elevators.  Elevators tend to “pump” outdoor air in and out of a building as they travel up and down.


6.      Tune your radio or TV to local stations for further information and guidance.


7.      If an airborne release: The lead time of an airborne release could be from zero to thirty minutes.  As a result, this short time may not allow for a safe evacuation.