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Radiation Emergencies

When an incident occurs, such as a fire, explosion, chemical exposure or other issue that presents a need for medical, fire, or police response.

  • Call 911 (Fire, Medical, HazMat)
  • or 865-974-3111 for UT Police

Urgent Needs Requiring Immediate Assistance from Radiation Safety Staff

Urgent needs can include spill response or personal contamination.

  • Normal business hours (8a-5p): 865-974-5580
  • Outside business hours (24/7) or if unable to contact the main number: Contact EHS One-Call 865-974-9586

In the event that the EHS One-Call number is unanswered please contact:

  • UTPD 865-974-3111 or 911 for emergencies
  • EHS Director and Campus Safety Officer Sandra Prior 757-876-5386 (cell) for non-emergencies.

Please continue to follow Risk Management protocols for reporting work-related injuries/illnesses and occurrences w/potential property damage. 865-974-5409 or riskmanagement@tennessee.edu