Hazardous chemicals are utilized on campus in various locations. Also, trains, tractor trailers and other vehicles that may be traveling on or near the campus may have hazardous chemicals that could threaten the environment of the campus.
The following steps will be followed in the event of a chemical or radiation spill:
- Any spillage of a hazardous chemical or radioactive material will be reported to Public Safety immediately.
- When reporting, be specific about the material involved and approximate quantities. Public Safety will initiate the response of appropriate hazardous material response teams to effectively clean-up the spill.
- The site should be evacuated immediately and sealed off to prevent further contamination of other areas. AT NO TIME SHOULD SOMEONE RE-ENTER AN AREA THAT HAS BEEN EVACUATED.
- If the evacuation is required, the person on site should activate the building alarm and follow standard evacuation routes that do not cross the area where the spill is located.