ERP: Hazardous Material Spill Procedures

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EMERGENCY CALL LIST

In Case of Emergency: Dial 911

Contact Info

MCC Police Department
Campus Phone: 1200
Other Phone: 816.604.1200

City Police Department: 911

Fire Department: 911

Ambulance: 911

Environmental Health & Safety
SDS for Emergencies contact
604.1124 or 604.1370

HAZMAT Response: 800.229.5252

 

Major Spill

NOTE: Respiratory protection should not be worn during any spill cleanup. If respiratory protection is required, then MCC will contract the cleanup.

In the event of a spill which:

  • involves the release of a type or quantity of a chemical that poses an immediate risk to health;
  • involves radiation; or
  • involves an uncontrolled fire or explosion.

Evacuate the building by activating the nearest fire alarm.

Call 911 and MCC police at 816.604.1200.

  • Give details of the accident, including location, types of hazardous materials involved and whether there is personal injury.
Police Facilities
  1. Identify an incident commander (IC). Assist in the evacuation of the building and secure the area.
  2. Notify facilities to shut off all HVAC to building.
  3. Notify MCC Risk & Compliance Manager at 816-604-1124. (She will contact HAZMAT Response, Inc. If she is not available, then the IC can contact HAZMAT Response at 1-800-229-5252.)
  4. Contact the local response and set up a meeting area or command post. Share information about the incident.
  5. Contact the campus administrator about the incident.

If the accident involves personal injury or chemical contamination, follow the above steps as appropriate and at the same time:

  1. Move the victim from the immediate area of fire, explosion, or spill (if this can be done without further injury to the victim or you). Using PPE to limit the rescuers possibility of being contaminated with the same material.
  2. Locate nearest emergency eyewash or safety shower. Remove any contaminated clothing from the victim and flush all areas of the body contacted by chemicals with copious amounts of water for fifteen (15) minutes.
  1. Shut off all HVAC to building.
  2. Access the MCC chemical inventory and print off what materials are in the building in that area and in adjoining areas/rooms.
Last Modified: 9/12/14