get ahold of (someone or something)
to make contact with someone, to obtain something
I have been trying very hard to get ahold of my old high school teacher.
Precautions while using Laboratory Thermometers
Mercury Spill Cleanup
Personnel responsible for cleaning up a mercury spill, according to Princeton, should wear protective clothing, gloves and goggles, and use index cards to sweep the contaminated material into a sealable jar. Never use a vacuum cleaner or sink. Label the jar, and deliver it to a hazardous waste facility.