Chemical/Hazardous Spills

If the individual responsible for the chemicals feels the chemical spill poses an immediate threat to them or others, immediately notify all building occupants in the area where the spill occurred.

Notify Campus Safety or your local emergency contact.

If there is no answer or if the line is busy, call the local fire department (911) to report the chemical emergency.

Request that Campus Safety notify Maintenance to shut down the HVAC system for your building.

  • Give the following information:
    • Building name and number
    • Floor and room number
    • Chemical(s) involved
    • Estimated volume of chemical(s) involved
  • If you are in the immediate area of the chemical emergency, vacate the area and report to the pre-designated rally point.
  • If you come into physical contact with the spilled material, immediately remove all the contaminated clothing and flush all areas of bodily contact with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.
    • Use a safety shower if one is available.
  • Ensure that all medical assistance is obtained for those injured or exposed.

Or:

  • If the individuals responsible for the chemicals are positive the chemical spill does not pose a threat to them or others, immediately contact Campus Safety and provide:
    • Building name and number
    • Floor and room number
    • Chemical(s) involved
    • Estimated volume of chemical(s) involved
  • If you are thoroughly familiar with the hazards of the spilled material, have been trained to confine and clean up spills, and have access to appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment, attempt to confine the spread of the spill as much as possible.
  • If you come into contact with the spilled material, remove any contaminated clothing immediately and flush the area with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.
    • Use a safety shower if one is available.
  • Your local emergency contact will notify the appropriate response agencies and assist in the clean-up of materials.