Emergency Preparedness

Environmental Health and Safety

Hazardous Materials

For hazardous spills or incidents that go beyond the capabilities of the personnel who happened to be present, take the following actions:

  • Alert others in the immediate area and evacuate the room.
    • If building evacuation is needed, manually activate the building fire alarm.
  • Close doors as you leave the room.
  • Call 911 from a safe location and provide the following information:
    • Your name, telephone number, and location
    • Location of the spill
    • Name and quantity of material spilled (if known)
    • Any injuries or personal contamination
  • Use eyewash or safety showers as needed to wash spilled chemicals off your body.
    • Flush the affected areas with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.
  • If you are contaminated do not spread the material or contaminate others. Tell responders you have the material on you.

EHS Office

201 Mullica Road
2nd Floor, Herring Steam Plant
Glassboro, New Jersey 08028