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Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Team

Learn about UC San Diego's Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Team.

UCSD's Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Team cleans up spills that are too large or too dangerous for workers to handle.

Activate the UCSD Haz Mat Team

  • During business hours, call Environment, Health & Safety:
    • (858) 534-3660
  • After business hours, call UCSD Police:
    • From campus phones: 9-1-1
    • From a cell phone: (858) 534-HELP(4357)

Contact the UCSD Haz Mat Team when:

  • There is an immediate hazard (fire, explosion, chemical exposure, etc.)
  • There is an unplanned actual or suspected release or disturbance of hazardous materials (asbestos, chemical, biological, radioactive, etc.)
  • There is a spill to the environment (oil spill on the roadway, sewage, etc.)

Laboratory workers can handle small, incidental spills on their own.