Accidents, Injuries & Emergencies

Campus Emergency Information posted on Public Affairs

For emergency assistance contact:

Wellesley College Police at x 5555


Reporting and Investigating Accidents & Injuries

Employee Accidents & Injuries must be reported and filed with Human Resources and Environmental Health and Safety within 24 hours.

  • Human Resources Accident Report & Treatment A.R. T. Form
  • The ART Form's second page is the Supervisors Accident Investigation Report. This should be filled out for all incidents.

Student Employees should report accidents on the A.R.T. Form

All other incidents involving students, contractors, visitors, etc can be reported on this Form.

Questions: Contact Laura Andrews in HR at x 3303. Fax number is x3663.



All incidents involving students, employees, contractors, visitors should be reported on this form. This includes fires, hazardous material spills/releases, indoor air quality issues, etc.


Laboratory Accidents

Students involved in a lab accident should report to their lab instructor immediately. Use this form to report the incident.

All employees should follow the procedure noted above under Accidents & Injuries. If the incident involves hazardous materials immediately report to the Science Center (x3000), EHS (x3882) and or Campus Police (x2121).

Hazardous Material Release (Chemicals, Biologicals, Oils, etc).

Small spills can be cleaned up by the user if prepared, trained and spill response equipment is readily available.

  • Evaluate the situation (including a review of the MSDS)
  • Notify manager/supervisor
  • Secure the area
  • Control and contain spill
  • Clean up
  • Decontaminate
  • Ensure proper disposal of spill material

For large spills, unknown materials, or extemely hazardous materials, immediately secure & post the area. Contact Campus Police 24/7 at x 5555 and or EHS at x 3882 during work hours.

Large spills may require reporting to local, state or federal agencies. Contact EHS at x 3882 to ensure proper reporting.

Laboratory Spills:

Wellesley College's Chemical Hygiene Plan Emergency Procedures

The American Chemical Society Guide for Chemical Spill Response Planning in Labs

Shelter in Place

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National Library of Medicine - Disaster Information Management Research Center Website



Visit The Environmental Resource Center for Higher Education 

at CampusERC


Ebola Information


Mass Water Resource Authority Permit Information


Contact Us


Health and Safety


Main Office: 781.283.3882 
Fax: 781.283.3643

Campus Location: Distribution Center

Mailing Address: 300 Central Street
Wellesley, MA  02481