Pitzer College Emergency Procedures Handbook
for Faculty, Staff, Students and Visitors

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SPILL/RELEASE

EMERGENCY ACTION

  1. CALL CAMPUS SAFETY AT Campus Safety (909) 607-2000, or x72000 immediately.
  2. SECURE THE AREA
  3. ASSIST THE INJURED
  4. EVACUATE IF NECESSARY

For spills, leaks, and incidents when a fire is not involved, facility personnel may take the following steps if appropriate:

  1. Any reportable spillage or release of hazardous chemical is to be reported immediately to Campus Safety (909) 607-2000, or x72000. When reporting, give the following information:
    1. Your name
    2. Building and room number
    3. Chemicals involved and amount of exposure.

  2. Anyone who is contaminated by the spill should avoid contact with others as much as possible, remain in the vicinity and give their names to Campus Safety. Washing off the contamination and administering first-aid should be started
    immediately.

  3. If it is a very large release, contaminates more than one room, has very toxic or flammable vapors, or may cause an
    immediate threat to human life, activate the building fire alarm.