EMERGENCY PROCEDURES For
Hazardous Materials Spills or Releases 

 

1.    Do not attempt to handle a spill of acutely toxic, carcinogenic, reproductive hazard, corrosive, flammable, highly reactive, or water-sensitive chemicals (always consult the product’s Material Safety Data Sheet [MSDS] prior to the use of any chemical, which must provide this information). 

2.    EVACUATE the laboratory or other immediate area (but remain on the scene, at a safe distance, to receive and direct emergency response personnel when they arrive). 

3.  Call for assistance IMMEDIATELY! 

Medical or Fire Emergency.......................911 

Safety & Security Office............ (505) 566-3333 *

*Dial x3333 from on-campus phones 

Poison Control Center............... (800) 432-6866 

NOTE:  Always contact Safety & Security if you are unsure about the nature of the material, or what to do. 

Do not expose yourself to the hazard; leave it to specially-qualified personnel. 

4.    In the event of a suspected overexposure to a hazardous material:

a.     Seek medical attention.

b.    Make a written report of the incident to you supervisor.

c.     Supervisors shall notify the Personnel Dept. and the College Environmental Health Office.

EMERGENCY CONTACTS 

Medical or Fire Emergency....................... 911 

Safety & Security Office (24 Hr).... (505) 566-3333*

*Dial x3333 from on-campus phones 

Safety & Security (Non-emergency calls).... x3263 

 

Health & Safety Office

Jim Nelson.................................... 566-3775 Cellphone..................................... 486-3087

Poison Control Center/Control Antitoxico 

...........................call toll free (800) 432-6866 

 

Farmington Fire Department

Non-Emergency Dispatch................... 334-6622 Hearing-Impaired Non-Emergency Dispatch ................................................. 334-9787