A hazardous material is any item or agent (biological, chemical, physical) which has the potential to cause harm to humans, animals, or the environment, either by itself or through interaction with other factors. Hazardous materials are used daily on campus and are an integral part of many important university functions. Additionally, a wide variety of hazardous materials are transported through Denton via truck and rail traffic.
Some hazardous materials spills may occur on a small scale and require few responsive actions. However, other spills may be large, involve more toxic substances, and require extensive actions by emergency response personnel. It is these situations that pose the greatest risk to your life and the lives of others.
Depending on the type and location of a spill, emergency response personnel may direct you to evacuate or shelter-in-place.
If a hazardous materials spill occurs inside your building, take the following actions:
If a hazardous materials spill has occurred somewhere outside your building, take the following actions:
Posted on Oct 28, 2010 - 01:14 PM