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Hazardous Substances
 

If you deal with hazardous substances as part of a work assignment or course of study, be aware of the dangers and follow appropriate safety procedures at all times.

If there is an accident involving the hazardous substances, follow the steps listed here.

  1. If you notice something out of place that you can’t readily identify – a suspicious object, odor, spilled or leaking liquid or powder, etc. – it’s best to treat it as a hazardous substance until proven otherwise.
  2. In the case of a suspicious odor, open doors & windows, turn off any fans, then evacuate the area immediately.
  3. In the case of a suspicious object, powder, or liquid,
  4. Do not disturb it, touch it, or sniff it;
  5. Do not smoke or strike a light near it, and extinguish any open flames nearby;
  6. Turn off electrical equipment near it (especially fans);
  7. Secure or block off the area around it.
  8. Call Public Safety at ext. 2400 (or 564-2400 from a public pay phone; it will be a free call). Describe the hazardous substance and its location.
  9. If you are in doubt or are unable to reach Public Safety, call 911 from a pay phone (as a free call) or 911 from a campus phone.
If you see a suspicious object on campus:
  1. Stay calm.
  2. Call Public Safety at ext. 2400 (or 564-2400 from a main campus public pay phone; it will be a free call). Describe the object and its location.
  3. Follow instructions concerning securing or evacuating the area.
  4. Do not touch or disturb the suspicious object.
  5. Do not touch or operate electrical appliances or circuitry near it.
  6. Do not operate radio communications equipment near it.
  7. Do not smoke near it.
  8. A Public Safety officer will arrive as soon as possible. Public Safety will contact local law enforcement and emergency response agencies if necessary.
  9. If you are in doubt or are unable to reach Public Safety, call 911 from a pay phone (as a free call) or 911 from a campus phone.