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Procedures to Follow
- If toxic chemicals come in contact with your skin, immediately flush the affected area with water.
- If there is possible danger or noxious fumes present, evacuate your area.
- Call 9-1-1 (Public Safety) immediately.
- After the emergency, all chemical spills and fires, no matter how small, should be reported to Environmental Health and Safety.
- Try to remain calm.
- Immediately call 9-1-1 (Public Safety).
- Activate alarm/pull station.
- 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.
- Never allow fire to come between you and an exit.
- Evacuate your area. Close doors and windows behind you to confine the fire.
- 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