University of Houston-Victoria

Emergency Management

Hazardous Material Release

Risks to faculty, staff and students occur if a chemical is used unsafely or released in harmful amounts into the environment. This can be caused by equipment failure, human error, natural disaster, or sabotage. The risks to the UHV campus include, science laboratories, tanker trucks, railroad cars, and fuel storage-distribution not far from our campus.

Hazardous Material Release

If asked to Evacuate

  • Evacuate the building at the nearest exit
  • Do not re-enter the building until authorized to do so by emergency personnel 
  • If unable to exit, go to nearest exit stairwell or safe area and call 911 or 570-HELP (4357)

If asked to Shelter-in-Place

  • Take shelter inside
  • Go into an interior room with as few windows, if possible
  • If possible, cover vents in the room
  • Take your emergency supply kit unless you have a reason to believe it has been contaminated
  • Stay tuned to information from UHV Alert or UHV Emergency Management

Local Emergency Services may contact UHV to shelter in place or provide evacuation notices.  The information is shared through our messaging system on campus. The information will be important and actions required may mean make a difference.

Additional Hazardous Material Incident Resources

Ready.gov Hazardous Materials