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Emergency Guidelines

Hazardous Material

Hazardous Material Spill, Incident, or Release

Biological, Chemical, Radiological, Fuel, or Oil

  • If the incident is indoors, close all doors in order to isolate the area if it is safe to do so.
  • From a safe area call Public Safety at 410-778-7810 or local authorities at 911 (dial 9-911 from a campus phone).
  • Be prepared to provide the following information regarding the spill or release:
    • Name of the material
    • Quantity of material
    • Time of the incident
    • Location of the incident
    • If anyone is injured or exposed to material
    • If a fire or explosion is involved
    • Your name, phone number, and location

Follow Emergency Responder Instructions

  • Arrange for someone to meet the emergency responders.
  • Evacuate, if necessary. Remain in a safe designated area until released by emergency responders.
  • Identify the name or type of substances involved to emergency responders if this information is available.
  • Do not attempt to clean up a spill or release unless you are trained to do so and have the proper equipment.

Notified of a Hazardous Materials Incident

Follow the instructions provided by the emergency service officials

  • Clear the area immediately if instructed to do so by the emergency providers, providing assistance to those with special needs.
  • When evacuating, move crosswind, never directly with or against the wind.
  • Remain in a safe designated area until released by emergency responders.