Hazardous Materials

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ACCIDENTS/RELEASES

If a chemical spill occurs:

If toxic chemicals come in contact with your skin, immediately flush the affected area with clean water for 15 minutes. Use chemical showers and/or eye wash stations, if available.

Have someone call 911 if you cannot do so yourself.

If there is any possible danger, evacuate the area.

Notify your supervisor of the extent and location of the spill.

Notify Environmental Health and Safety at 359.6496.

If an airborne release occurs:

Immediately evacuate the area.

Call 911.

Describe the substance and the amount released, if possible.

Do not re-enter a contaminated area until cleared to do so by competent authority.

Notify Environmental Health and Safety at 359.6496.

Complete an Incident Report form for any accident or injury, no matter how slight. Forward it within 24 hours to Environmental Health and Safety, 101 Rozelle. The form may be found at: http://access.ewu.edu/Documents/HRRR/ehs/forms/IncidentReportFORM.pdf

or check with your supervisor.

If a chemical spill occurs:

· If toxic chemicals come in contact with your skin, immediately flush the affected area with clean water for 15 minutes. Use chemical showers and/or eye wash stations, if available.

· Have someone call 911 if you cannot do so yourself.

· If there is any possible danger, evacuate the area.

· Notify your supervisor of the extent and location of the spill.

· Notify Environmental Health and Safety at 509.359.6496.

If an airborne release occurs:

· Immediately evacuate the area.

· Call 911.

· Describe the substance and the amount released, if possible.

· Do not re-enter a contaminated area until cleared to do so by competent authority.

· Notify Environmental Health and Safety at 509.359.6496.

Complete an Incident Report form for any accident or injury, no matter how slight. Forward it within 24 hours to Environmental Health and Safety, 101 Rozelle. The form may be found HERE or check with your supervisor.

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