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For spills, releases or incidents requiring special training, procedures or personal protective equipment (PPE) that is beyond the abilities of present personnel, take the following steps:

  • Immediately notify affected personnel and evacuate the spill area.
  • Activate a fire alarm pull station if building evacuation is required.
  • Call 911 to report the incident and be sure to provide the following information:
    • Your name, telephone number, and location
    • Type of incident
    • Name and quantity of the material, if known
    • Extent of injuries or damage, if any
  • Evacuate the affected area at once and seal it off to prevent further contamination of others until the arrival of emergency personnel.
  • Anyone who is contaminated by the spill should wash off the contamination; remain in the vicinity, and give his/her name to the emergency personnel. If needed, first aid can be started immediately.
  • No effort to contain or clean up spills and or releases should be made unless you have been trained in the proper methods to do so.
  • Take appropriate steps to make sure no one evacuates through the contaminated area.
  • If an alarm sounds, follow established building evacuation procedures (see Building Evacuation).
  • Do not re-enter the area until directed by emergency personnel.