Hazardous Materials

For spills or incidents requiring training, procedures, or personal protective equipment beyond the abilities of the personnel present, take the following actions:

  • Alert others in the immediate area and evacuate the room.
    • If building evacuation is needed then manually activate the building fire alarm.
  • Close doors as you leave the room.
  • Call 911 from a safe location and provide the following information:
    • Your name, telephone number, and location
    • Location of the spill
    • Name and quantity of material spilled (if known)
    • Any injuries or personal contamination
  • Use eyewash or safety showers as needed to wash spilled chemicals off your body.
    • Flush the affected areas with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.
  • Call 911 to report hazardous materials spills and personal contamination.
  • If you are contaminated do not spread the material or contaminate others. Tell responders you have the material on you.