hazardous materials

Major Hazardous Materials Release or Spill

Hazardous materials are defined as any substance (biological, chemical, radiological, etc.) that causes or may cause adverse effects on health or safety of individuals, the general public, or the environment.

If there has been a release of chemicals or exposure to potentially hazardous materials:

If you believe that the area is unsafe, or are told to do so by emergency responders, evacuate the area immediately

If you are trained and can do so without risking exposing yourself to the hazard:

If the incident occurs outdoors, close doors and windows to isolate the area if possible

*DO NOT RISK EXPOSING YOURSELF TO THE HAZARDOUS MATERIAL. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLEAN UP A SPILL OR RELEASE UNLESS YOU ARE TRAINED AND HAVE THE PROPER EQUIPMENT.*

Minor Hazardous Materials Release or Spill

If the release or spill is minor and there is no immediate threat to personal safety, health, or the environment:

Hazardous Materials Exposure

If you or someone else has been exposed to a hazardous material and if it is safe to do so: