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Suspicious Substance Procedures

RESPONSE –Contact with a suspicious substance
  • Do not clean up the unknown substance.  Cover the substance with anything available (e.g. clothing, paper, trash can, etc.) and do not remove cover.
  • Evacuate room and close door or section off area.  Do not allow anyone to enter area.
  • Call Maintenance and Operations (M&O) at 25590 to turn off local fans or ventilation units.


  • Contact Campus Public Safety 25555
  • Notify if anyone else may have been exposed
  • Contact your supervisor
  • If the substance is not deemed as a threat, notify M&O of the incident for clean up
If you come in contact with a suspicious substance:
  • Immediately wash with soap and warm water.
  • Remove heavily contaminated clothing as soon as possible and place it in a plastic bag or container that can be sealed.