Large Chemical Spill

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In the event that either the size or the danger level of a chemical spill presents a hazard to those individuals present, or threatens a fire or explosion, workers must immediately:

  • Notify all workers in the work space that a spill has occurred, and evacuate all personnel from the work space to a safe location.
  • IF THE SPILL REPRESENTS A THREAT TO HUMAN LIFE OR MAY CAUSE A FIRE OR EXPLOSION,
    ACTIVATE THE BUILDING’S FIRE ALARM SYSTEM.
  • Isolate the work space to prevent inadvertent entry: lock any access doors, place signs on doors reading
    “DO NOT ENTER-CHEMICAL SPILL”
  • Notify other work spaces or laboratories in the immediate vicinity of the spill so that, if fumes are detected, the source will be known.
  • Call EH&S Chemical and Radioactive Waste Disposal group at 392-8400 for clean-up assistance.
    If the emergency occurs outside of normal work hours, contact the University Police Department at 392-1111.