In Cases of Imminent Danger to Health, Property, or Environment:
Not an imminent Danger:
- Isolate the area of the spill by shutting doors or use of other means
- For indoor release/spills leave the area and pull the fire alarm to initiate a building evacuation. For outdoor release/spills if possible to do so safely (without risk of overexposure) take action to stop the release and prevent or minimize release.
- Render appropriate first aid.
- If hazardous materials came in contact with eyes or skin, immediately flush the affected area with large amounts of water.
- If infectious materials (blood, body fluid, anthrax) come in contact with your skin, immediately wash the affected area with soap and water.
- If the spill has contaminated individuals or is a danger to people have someone dial 911 as soon as possible
- Give your name, location, description of incident including all known chemicals and other information requested.
- If you can identify the material locate its MSDS. Give a copy of the MSDS to first responders and have victims take a copy to show medical personnel.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MANUAL AND CHEMICAL HYGIENE PLAN
- Use appropriate spill supplies to contain the spill
- Render appropriate first aid
- Refer to the MSDS for spilled materials
- Contact the University Environmental Health Safety Department at 440-0487 and your supervisor
|Manager: Lee Ann Purdy
General Services Building
2507 19th Ave.
Kearney, NE 68849
Phone: (308) 440-0487
FAX: (308) 865-8577
|Technician: Robin Harding
Phone: (308) 627-5355
Policy for the safe use of hazardous materials and the proper management of hazardous waste. (Latest revision: October 2009)
Chemical Spills Response and Clean-up Procedures