Hazardous Materials

Procedures to Follow

Chemical Spill

  1. If toxic chemicals come in contact with your skin, immediately flush the affected area with water.
  2. If there is possible danger or noxious fumes present, evacuate your area.
  3. Call 9-1-1 (Public Safety) immediately.
  4. After the emergency, all chemical spills and fires, no matter how small, should be reported to Environmental Health and Safety.

Chemical Fire

  1. Try to remain calm.
  2. Immediately call 9-1-1 (Public Safety).
  3. Activate alarm/pull station.
  4. If the fire is small and you have received training, attempt to extinguish it with a fire extinguisher or other available means. Do not jeopardize your personal safety.
  5. Never allow fire to come between you and an exit.
  6. Evacuate your area. Close doors and windows behind you to confine the fire.
  7. Do not return to the emergency area until instructed to do so by Public Safety or Fire Department officials.

Information to Know

  • Address and location description
  • Description of the situation including details of spill, vapor cloud, etc.
  • Phone number at your location
  • If you know the name of the spilled product, report it
  • Location of fire extinguishers
  • How to use a fire extinguisher
  • Evacuation routes/procedures