Hazardous Material Incident on Campus

  • Remove yourself from the area, and keep others away. Do not walk into or touch any of the spilled substance. Try not to inhale gases, fumes and smoke. If possible, cover mouth with a cloth while leaving the area. Stay away from the accident victims until the hazardous material has been identified. Try to stay upstream, uphill and upwind of the accident.
  • Call 9-1-1 immediately on or off campus. Provide dispatcher with information about the spill (location, injuries, type of chemicals, amount).
  • Leave immediate area but remain nearby to direct emergency personnel to the affected area.
  • Advise others to stay out of the immediate area.
  • Assist with obtaining information about the material: material safety data sheet (MSDS), constituents, common use.