Emergency Response Guide - Gas Leak

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDE

YORK UNIVERSITY SECURITY SERVICES:

416-736-5333 or Ext. 33333 (On campus)

 911

In a life threatening emergency call 911 then call York University Security Services. See HERE for other numbers to call in an emergency.
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 ABOUT THIS GUIDE
 MEDICAL EMERGENCY
ASSISTANCE - PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
 FIRE  FIRE ALARM
 EVACUATION
 VIOLENT PERSON/ASSAULT    
 SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOUR
 SEVERE WEATHER   
 EXPLOSION EARTHQUAKE
 SHELTER-IN-PLACE
 POWER FAILURE
 GAS LEAK  FLOOD
Natural gas leaks may occur and have the potential to cause an explosion.  Natural gas is lighter than air and rises. An odorant that smells like rotten eggs is added to natural gas to make even the smallest leak easy to smell.  If you notice the smell of rotten eggs indoors or out, here’s what you need to know:

If you smell gas indoors or outdoors:

  • Immediately notify your manager, instructor or resident life coordinator and York University Security Services at: extension 33333 or 416-736-5333 from another location.
  • York University Security Services will investigate the situation immediately and will take any action required, including notifying the facilities branch.
  • DO NOT USE your telephone or cellular phone where the smell is present.
  • DO NOT USE electrical equipment or switch the lights on or off. Electrical arcing can cause an explosion.
  • DO NOT START vehicles near the gas leak.
  • DO NOT USE lighters or matches.
  • DO NOT SMOKE.

If you smell gas indoors:

  • Do not panic and stay calm
  • Cease all operations.
  • Open doors and windows to let the gas out and fresh air in
  • Leave the area where the smell is present.
  • If you are instructed to leave, or if you can hear a ‘hissing’ sound, evacuate the building immediately. Follow procedures outlined in EVACUATION
  • DO NOT USE fire alarm pull stations to evacuate the building as they have the potential to spark.
 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS CIVIL DISTURBANCE
LOCKDOWN
 ROBBERY
 DISRUPTIVE PERSON  HARASSMENT
 BOMB THREAT
SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE
OTHER EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS