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Chemical Spills

Chemical Exposure

  • If toxic chemicals come in contact with your skin, immediately flush the affected area with clear water.
  • Remove contaminated clothing. 
  • Call 911/then 4444.
  • Move to a safer area.

Chemical Spill

For spills, releases or incidents requiring special training, procedures or equipment take these actions:

  • Immediately evacuate the spill area.
  • If building evacuation is required, pull the fire alarm.
  • Call 911/then 4444. 
  • Seal the area to prevent further contamination of others. 
  • Anyone who is contaminated by the spill should avoid contact with others as much as possible and remain in a safe area nearby for emergency treatment. 
  • Wash off contamination and begin any required first aid. 
  • Do not attempt to contain or clean up spills unless you are qualified to perform such work. 
  • Do not re-enter the area unless directed to by emergency personnel.