Emergency Procedures


1.    Fire, Explosion, or Serious Injury
2.    Spills of Liquids and Solids
3.    Minor Spills
4.    Major Spills
5.    Skin and Body Contamination

In the event of a fire, explosion or serious injury:

Spills of Liquids and Solids

The decision to implement a major spill procedure instead of a minor spill procedure depends on many incident specific variables, such as, the number of individuals affected, other hazards present, likelihood of the spread of contamination, types of surfaces contaminated, as well as the radiotoxicity of the spilled material.

Minor Spills

[To decide if it is a minor spill, ask yourself: Can I handle this incident without help and without undue risk to myself and others? Do I have the resources I need? However, any time you are not sure how to proceed, contact EHRS for assistance.]

Major Spills

[To decide if it is a major spill, ask yourself: Is the contamination widespread? Do I need help defining the contaminated area and cleaning it up?]

For Skin and Body Contamination

(Click here for information on Chemical Spills)

(Click here for information on Biohazard Spills)

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