Campus Safety and Security

Chemical Exposure/Hazardous Spills

Damage to individuals and/or to the environment can be caused by any unplanned sudden or non-sudden release of hazardous materials. Potentially hazardous materials can include a wide variety of chemicals as well as human waste and other contaminants.

  • Person in control of the classroom/area should evacuate the affected area at once.
  • If contaminated, stay in vicinity for first aid / de-contamination by specialized authority.
  • Seal the area off to prevent further contamination.
  • Wait for direction from University official and try not to expose others.
  • When reporting, be specific about the nature of the involved material and exact location.
  • Report any large spillage from your personal car such as oil or anti-freeze to University Police so that proper action can be taken.
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  • University Police have access to main shut off valves. Call x7575 (508-793-7575) so that we can take the necessary actions.