Chemical or Hazardous Material Spill
Any spillage of a
hazardous chemical or radioactive material should be reported immediately to
Campus Safety at campus extension 3229 and the Fire Department by dialing 9-1-1.
When reporting, be specific about the nature and location of the material.
Campus Safety will contact the necessary specialized authorities and medical
The affected area should
be evacuated at once and sealed off to prevent further contamination until the
arrival of Campus Safety personnel. If an emergency exists, activate the
building alarm. When the building evacuation alarm sounds, an emergency exists.
Walk quickly to the nearest marked exit and alert others to do the same.
Anyone who may be
contaminated must avoid contact with others as much as possible, remain in the
vicinity and identify themselves to Campus Safety personnel. Required first aid
and cleanup by specialized authorities should be started immediately.
challenged persons to exit the building. Remember that elevators are reserved
for disabled persons use during emergencies. Do not use elevators in case of
fire. Remain calm, do not panic.
Once outside, proceed to
your designated assembly area (refer to the Campus Evacuation Maps Section) and
remain until an “all-clear” signal is given. It is important to keep streets,
fire lanes, hydrants and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and
If requested, assist
emergency crews as necessary; otherwise, stay clear.
Do not return to an
evacuated building until it has been established safe by a College official.
Maintenance: Immediate shutdown
of air handling systems is required.