UWW Emergency Information - Chemical or Radiation Spill

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Chemical or Radiation Spill

SHELTER IN PLACE and Call 911
  • Report any spillage of a hazardous chemical or radioactive material immediately to the University Police at 911.
  • When reporting, provide the following information:
    • Your name.
    • Name of material spilled.
    • Estimated amount.
    • Exact location of spill.
    • Report injuries.
    • Actions you have taken.
  • University Police will contact the necessary emergency personnel.
  • Vacate the affected area at once and seal it off to prevent further contamination.
  • If a building emergency exists, activate the fire alarm. Evacuate the building by the nearest available exit.
  • DO NOT USE ELEVATORS.
  • Once outside move to an area that is at least 500 feet away from the affected building. Keep streets and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and crews.
  • DO NOT RETURN TO AN EVACUATED BUILDING unless authorized by the University Police.

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES:  If persons with disabilities cannot safely self-evacuate, assist them to a safe location near a building exit and notify emergency personnel of their location.  Refer also to Building Evacuation for Individuals with Disabilities.

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