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Campus Safety and Emergency Services

Hazardous Materials Emergencies/Spills

Scope

Faculty and staff

Policy Statement

All emergency response operations regarding releases of (or substantial threats to release) hazardous substances, without regard to the location of the incident, must be carried out in accordance with OSHA regulation (29 CFR 1910.120) which covers Emergency Response Operations. This regulation and University policy require that only properly trained personnel will respond to hazardous material incidents.

All area supervisors and other personnel are expected to be prepared to take appropriate actions in Emergencies as described in the Chemical Hygiene Plan.

DO NOT perform rescue operations or re-enter the spill area.
DO NOT expose yourself or allow personnel to be exposed to any unknown substances.
USE CAUTION and remember that toxic substances may have no odor or other warning properties at air concentrations but can cause severe health damage.

Policy Administration

Links to Procedures and Related Information

Date: September 2005


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