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Report an Emergency
Call 911 from a campus phone
Call (301) 405-3333 from a cellular phone
Use a Blue Light Emergency Phone
Report a Spill
Call (301) 405-3960 for non-emergency spills only during normal work hours (Monday - Friday 7am - 5 pm)
After-hours, weekends, or holidays call the University of Maryland Department of Public Safety (301) 405-3555 or 5-3555 from an on-campus phone. ESSR staff are on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. During regular business hours, this number will be answered by ESSR. After regular business hours, it will be answered by the University of Maryland Department of Public Safety, who will contact appropriate ESSR on-call personnel.
If you have an emergency, call 911 or the University of Maryland Department of Public Safety emergency line at (301) 405-3333 or 5-3333 from an on-campus phone. You can reach the emergency line by mobile phone by dialing #3333.
This number does not change any previously established plans or procedures.
Report an Employee Injury
If you are an employee of the university and have suffered an injury, you should complete the Employee's First Report of Injury. This form will initiate a Worker's Compensation claim; additional forms at this link are required from your supervisor and any witnesses to the injury.
Report an Incident
Who should complete the Incident Report Form? Any faculty member, staff member, student, visitor, volunteer or contractor who is involved in or observes an accident that does not involve an injury. Non-UMD employees who are injured should also use this form. The form should be completed as soon as possible after the incident occurs. This reporting form will be reviewed by Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk personnel and followed up as appropriate. It can be anonymous, although insufficient contact information provided on the form may limit ESSR's ability to follow up.
Report a Hazard, Near Miss, or Positive Safety Observation
Use the ObservNow tool in BioRAFT to report a safety hazard, near miss, or even positive safety observations. You can submit anonymously, if you wish.
All University of Maryland personnel with a CAS login credentials can sign-in to BioRAFT and see the ObservNow icon on the lower right hand panel of their home screen. You do not have to be associated with a lab or research operations to use this tool.
If you are not affiliated with the University of Maryland, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to report hazards, near misses, or positive safety observations.
The objective of having a reporting system for incidents is to be able to investigate what went wrong. Most injuries, even minor ones, are warnings that something happened that wasn't planned. If you find out what caused the incident, you can take steps to remedy the problem and prevent other incidents in the future. Supervisors/Managers can use the Incident Investigation Instructions and Incident Investigation Form to help them determine the causes or contributing factors of the incident and determine corrective actions.