Utility Failure

If you discover a utility failure, contact your campus physical plant or facility services. Be prepared to give:

  • Building name
  • Floor
  • Room number
  • Nature of problem
  • Person to contact and phone number

Electrical/Light Failure

If hallway lights are out, locate exit stairs or doors and evacuate the building while emergency lights are on. Do not enter the building or use laboratories until power is restored. Emergency lighting should be considered temporary and will not support building operations. If you are in a laboratory equipped with a fume hood and/or biosafety cabinet, close all hoods and biosafety cabinet sashes.

Plumbing/Floor/Water Leak

If you discover leaking water or know the source of a water leak, contact Campus Facilities Services. Do not walk through standing water due to the potential for electrocution.

Natural Gas Leak

If you discover a natural gas leak, leave the area immediately and notify the IU Police Department on your campus at 911 (9-911 also works from on-campus phones).

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