Community Safety

Division of Student Services

Emergency Procedures

Hazardous materials



Hazardous Materials

If hazardous materials are involved in a fire
Follow evacuation procedures, then call 6666 with this information:
1. What is the exact location of the fire?
2. What hazardous materials are involved?
3. How much hazardous material is involved?
4. How close is the fire to other hazardous materials?

If there is a significant spill involving hazardous materials
Isolate the area and follow evacuation procedures, then call 6666 with this information:
1. What is the exact location of the spill?
2. What hazardous materials are involved?
3. How much hazardous material is involved?
4. How close is the spill to other hazardous materials?
5. If outside and headed to the drain, what is the number on the drain plaque? 


If you may be contaminated with a hazardous material

Avoid contact with others as much as possible.
Use emergency showers and/or eyewashes.
Call 6666 to report your name and location, and request medical care.
If you must leave the immediate area to begin decontamination, make sure a Community Safety Officer knows where you are.


If there is an incidental spill involving hazardous materials
An incidental spill is one that has caused no injury, poses no significant threat to anyone's health or safety or to the environment, and can be safely cleaned up without help. In such a case:

Isolate the affected area.
Call 6666 or 7788 with the following information:
1. What is the exact location of the spill?
2. What hazardous materials are involved?
3. How much hazardous material is involved?
4. How close is the spill to other hazardous materials?
5. If outside and headed to the drain, what is the number on the drain plaque?

Leave the immediate area and keep others from entering until cleanup is complete.