Hazardous Materials Spills – Exposure

  • Know what hazardous materials are in your workplace or classroom and the dangers they present.
  • Report all spills/exposures to Public Safety at 814-332-3357 or Ext. 3357.
  • Give the following information:
    • Location and type of spill
    • Injuries
    • Approximate amount of material involved
    • Identifiable chemical reactions
    • Who was in contact with the spilled substance
  • Evacuate the area of the spill and close the doors to contain the spread until
    trained responders can arrive.
  • Contact Physical Plant at 814-332-5378 or 2860 to assist with ventilation systems. After hours, contact Public Safety at 814-332-3357 or Ext. 3357.
    • Procedures for hazardous materials incidents include shutting down HVAC systems and closing doors and windows.
  • Compile a list of those who might have been contaminated by the spill.
  • Flush with water for 15 minutes any body part contacted with the hazardous materials.