The following steps should be taken in the event of a chemical spill.
As you leave an area involved in a chemical spill, assist people exiting the area. Never enter a chemical spill area where you may place your health in jeopardy - call 911 for assistance.
Chemicals spill over large body areas.
Call Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) at 753-0404 for chemical spill situations, which do not require 911 assistance.
Be prepared to provide the provide the following information when you call 911 and EH&S:
Until emergency responders arrive on the scene, you and your staff will have to block off entrances to the spill site and prevent people from entering the contaminated area.
EH&S or the DeKalb Fire Department will stabilize spills which are considered high hazard (fire, health or reactivity hazard). You may have to clean up low hazardous spills for which you have proper training and proper protective equipment. EH&S will advise you on what precautions and equipment to use.