Tom Hicks, Hazardous Materials Specialist
thicks@uidaho.edu
phone: 208-885-2883
fax: 208-885-5969
Environmental Health & Safety
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2030
Moscow, ID 83844-2030
Mark Borth, Hazardous Materials Technician II
borth@uidaho.edu
phone: 208-885-6279
fax: 208-885-5969
Environmental Health & Safety
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2030
Moscow, ID 83844-2030

PSS Units

Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health and Safety
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2030
Moscow, ID 83844-2030
Phone: (208) 885-6524
Fax: (208) 885-5969
Email

Public Safety & Security

Public Safety and Security
875 Perimeter Dr MS 3162 
Moscow, ID 83844-3162
Phone: (208) 885-2254
Fax: (208) 885-9490

Emergency Management

Emergency Management
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2281
Moscow, ID 83844-2281
Phone: (208) 885-7179
Fax: (208) 885-7001
Email

Active in Emergencies
(208) 885-1010

Risk Management & Insurance

Risk Management & Insurance
875 Perimeter Dr MS 3162
Moscow, ID 83844-3162 
Phone: (208) 885-7177
Fax: (208) 885-9490
Email

Active in Emergencies
(208) 885-1010

Security Services

Security Services
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2281
Moscow, ID 83844-2281
Phone: (208) 885-7054
Fax: (208) 885-7001
Email

Emergency Response Vehicles

Emergency Response to Hazardous Materials Incidents

What service do we offer?

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) personnel have received training and have the equipment necessary to properly respond to a hazardous materials incident.  EHS works closely with the Moscow Fire Department in coordinating the response.  If necessary, additional resources can be directed to the scene, including such agencies as the Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team in Lewiston, ID.

How you can help


  1. If the hazardous material spill is "small" (usually less than one liter), AND you know and understand the hazards associated with the material, AND you have the proper personal protective equipment available, proceed with containment and cleanup. Remember, the spill cleanup material may be considered a hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly.
  2. If the hazardous material spill is too large, too hazardous, or beyond your response capabilities, call 911 immediately.  Also contact the Environmental Health and Safety Office at (208) 885-6524.  Please provide the following information:
    • Your name;
    • Location of the incident;
    • Hazardous material(s) involved; and
    • Any other pertinent information.
  3. Serious Injury, Fire, or Explosion - If the hazardous material incident involves serious injury or exposure, a fire and/or explosion, call 911 before calling the Environmental Health and Safety Office at (208) 885-6524. Please provide the same information listed above.
  4. If the situation requires immediate evacuation, pull the building fire alarm and leave the building. Contact the first responder or fire chief when he or she arrives to explain the situation and provide additional information.

REMEMBER: Do Not Endanger Yourself!

Note: All incidents involving a release of hazardous materials directly into the environment (i.e. into a body of water or onto the ground) must be reported to EHS immediately.