Office of Emergency Management
| Environment, Health & Safety
- Radioactive Safety Guide: General
Radioisotopes can be used to help understand chemical and biological processes in plants. Radio isotopes are used for many different processes such as food irradiation, a method of treating food to make it safer to eat and extend its shelf life.
- Hazardous Material Spill
While many hazardous material spills can be prevented, they can still happen despite your best efforts. It is important to know what to do in the event of a spill.
- Mercury Spill & Cleanup
Mercury is a very toxic chemical. Prolonged exposure to mercury vapor will cause damage to the human nervous system. It is important to clean up all mercury spills completely.