Campus Safety

Chemical Spill

Chemical exposure

  • If toxic chemicals come in contact with your skin, immediately flush the affected area with clear water.
  • Remove contaminated clothing.
  • Call 911.
  • 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.
  • 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.