Hazardous Materials Incident

Hazardous materials include compressed gases, corrosive liquids, or flammable liquids that may be stored, used, or transported on the campus. In addition, trains that pass through the campus often carry hazardous materials.

There are two types of hazardous materials incidents:

  1. Non-emergency, non-health-threatening incident–A spill that is not the result of container failure, is less than one ounce (30 ml), and can be cleaned up within 15 minutes; this type of spill does not require recording or reporting but must be cleaned up immediately.
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  3. Emergency, health-threatening incident–All other spills are considered emergency, health-threatening incidents and must be reported and recorded following procedures designated by various state and federal agencies.
Actions

    On-campus incidents when any type of potentially hazardous material appears to be leaking or poses a danger to people:

  • For an emergency incident, call 911 and LVC public safety (ext. 6111).
    For a non-emergency incident, call LVC public safety (ext. 6111).
  • Confine the fumes or fire by shutting room doors.
  • If possible, extinguish flames and ignition sources.
  • Sound the building alarm.
  • Evacuate the building using building evacuation procedures.
  • Return to the building only when given the “all clear” signal by emergency personnel.

    Railroad or highway incidents:

  • Call 911 and LVC public safety (ext. 6111).
  • Evacuate the building using building evacuation procedures.
  • Return to the building only when given the "all clear" signal by emergency personnel.