In Case of Hazardous Materials
A release of hazardous materials could involve chemical, biological, or radioactive materials. The ability to respond to a hazardous materials release will depend on many factors, including the amount of material spilled or involved in an incident, the physical, biological and chemical characteristics of the material, the material's health and hazard characteristics, the location of the spill, the level of response training obtained, and the types of personal protective and spill response equipment available.
If a hazardous materials release occurs that cannot be handled by an employee, then:
Alert people in the immediate area of the spill, evacuate the area, and call 911.
Evacuate any nearby rooms that may be affected.If there is a chance of explosion from the hazardous material release do not activate the building fire alarm.
Evacuate the building manually by alerting others by voice.
Take care not to turn electrical equipment on or off or otherwise cause sparks.
If there is no chance of explosion, activate the building fire alarm system by pulling the handle on a manual pull station.
Evacuate the building following the procedures listed in the Evacuation procedure.
The Evacuation Coordinator must call 911 to verify the fire alarm/evacuation signal has been received.
Be prepared to provide as much information as possible on the hazardous materials released.
At the designated evacuation point, notify emergency responders of the location, nature and size of the spill.
Isolate contaminated persons.
Avoid cross-contamination or chemical exposure from contaminated persons.