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 Hazardous Materials
Hazardous Materials
  1. Hazardous materials include chemicals, gases, flammable liquids, radioactive substances and biological substances. Hazardous materials are used for normal operations, research or instruction. Should a spill, accident, inadvertent release or dumping of any hazardous materials occur at any University facility, immediate action is required.
  2. Warning
    1. Environmental, safety and health warnings are required on all container labels. Hazardous materials have been identified and listed by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Transportation, OSHA and the State Health Department. Regulations by these agencies also requires area and compartment signs providing identification and warnings concerning the location, transportation, use and disposal of hazardous materials.
    2. No warnings are given when accidents or spills occur and users must have written emergency plans to handle these problems.
  3. Required Actions
    1. Users of hazardous materials must follow all Federal, State and County regulations. Users must also read and understand the producer/manufacturers instructions and have written instructions or procedures on the use and disposal of hazardous materials.
    2. Written emergency plans for spills and accidents are required for all users of hazardous materials. These plans shall include actions required to insure safety of personnel and immediate notification of building/area occupants, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (956-8660/8591), Campus Security (956-6911), the EMT and other State and Federal Agencies as required.
    3. The senior person in charge will evaluate the need and if necessary, start actions to evacuate building and the surrounding area.
    4. Persons in charge of classrooms and laboratories shall direct students and other building occupants to a safe location to avoid exposure. They will maintain control of evacuated personnel and keep unauthorized personnel from entering the building or area.
    5. The Office of Environmental Health and Safety is responsible for determining whether building or area is safe to re-enter and will notify the senior person in charge, Campus Security and the EMT.
    6. Render first aid as necessary.
    7. The EMT will determine if classes will be cancelled or the Campus evacuated.