Emergency Situations (P & P Section 1)


Examples of emergency situations include:

  • Fire or explosion
  • Severe weather (flooding, hurricane, etc.)
  • Hazardous material (chemical, biological or radioactive) spills
  • Serious injury or accident
  • Multiple illnesses or injuries

During normal work hours notify the OEHS directly. On weekends, evenings, and holidays contact Tulane Police* for your facility. Tulane Police will then notify the "on call" member of the OEHS staff. Report all emergency situations immediately!

* NOTE: In this document, the term “Tulane Police” refers to Tulane University Police Department (TUPD), Tulane Department of Public Safety (TUPS), Health Sciences Center Police Department (TUHSCPD), and other authorized University law enforcement personnel.

When an emergency threatens the entire New Orleans area, the University will activate the Tulane Alert Line to provide faculty, staff, students, and parents with up-to-date information including campus preparation, announcements about closing and reopening of university offices, and other relevant information. Tulane’s Emergency Preparedness website also carries this information and may be accessed at:



504-862-8080 or 1-877-862-8080

















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