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HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ACCIDENT/RELEASE

If a chemical spill occurs:

Evacuate to a safe zone.  A safe zone is an area that is a minimum of 3 blocks away, ORShelter In Place and take the necessary steps to secure the building.  Shut off the HVAC system.

If toxic chemicals come in contact with your skin, immediately flush the affected area with clean water for 15 minutes.  Use safety showers and/or eye wash stations, if available. 

Have someone call 911 IMMEDIATELY, and then call Campus Security at (509) 358-7995.

Notify Environmental Health and Safety at (509) 358-7994.

If a chemical fire occurs:

Report the fire as a “chemical fire” calling 911 IMMEDIATELY, and then call  Campus Security at (509) 358-7995.

If an airborne release occurs:

Immediately evacuate the area. 

Call 911. Describe the substance and the amount of the release, if possible.

Do not re-enter a contaminated area until cleared to do so by competent authority.

Notify Environmental Health and Safety at (509) 368-6699/(509) 358-7994.

Complete an online Incident Report form and forward it, within 24 hours, as directed. The online Incident Report form may be found at http://www.hrs.wsu.edu/How%20to%20File%20a%20Claim or Facilities Operations at (509) 358-7994.  “Immediately report accidents which result in death, serious injury (e.g., fracture, amputation) or in-patient hospitalization of WSU personnel or third parties.” This applies to all personnel on the Campus, including WSU Spokane, EWU, SIRTI and SIRTI tenants.

CONTACT US

Campus Alert Line:
509-323-2474

Telephone:
509-358-7760 or 509-358-7994
Fax:
509-368-6990

E-mail:
norenep@wsu.edu