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Public Safety

Chemical or Radiation Spill

Emergency Contacts

  • On Campus                                             Call  9111
  • Off Campus or Centers                           Call  989-686-9111 or Call 911
  • If Public Safety cannot be contacted       Call  911
  1. Any spillage of a hazardous chemical or radioactive material that meets the following criteria, must be reported immediately to the Department of Public Safety, who in turn will immediately notify the Frankenlust Township Fire Department:
  • greater than 500 ml,
  • any chemical exposure related spill,
  • any volume of a hazardous chemical, released to the sewer system, 
  1. Give your name, phone number, emergency location and stay on the phone until you are told to hang up.  Be specific about the nature of the involved material, any exposures and exact location.  The Department of Public Safety will also contact the necessary specialized authorities and medical personnel.
  2. The key person on site should vacate the affected area at once to prevent further contamination of other areas/ people until the arrival of Public Safety Officers.  If the spill is volatile, the emergency air system shall be activated and any potential spark sources/ flames eliminated (the main gas valve to labs turned off). 
  3. For chemical exposure to either the eyes or the body, the affected individual must immediately enter a safety shower / eye wash and flush with water for at least 15 minutes.   Assistance may be needed to help the individual keep eyes open during the flush.  Clothing on affected areas must be removed while flushing with water.  Continue flushing with water until ambulance arrives.
  4. Dispatch someone to retrieve the safety data sheet (SDS) for the chemical of concern.  The SDS must go with the affected individual to the treatment facility.
  5. Required first aid and cleanup by specialized authorities should be started at once.
  6. If an emergency requiring evacuation (potential for fire, explosion) exists the Department of Public Safety will activate the building alarm.
  7. When the building alarm is sounded, walk to the nearest marked exit and ask others to do the same.
  8. ASSIST PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN EXITING THE BUILDING!  Remember that the elevators are reserved for persons with disabilities.  DO NOT USE ELEVATORS IN CASE OF FIRE.
  9. Once outside proceed to a clear area at least 500 feet away from the building.  Keep streets, fire lanes, hydrants and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel.
  10. If requested, assist emergency crews as necessary.
  11. A campus emergency command post may be set up near the emergency site.  Keep clear of the command post unless you have official business.

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