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Hazardous materials

Chemical Spills

Safety procedures for a spill are posted where the hazardous chemicals are stored. Building staff are trained to respond. However, if no trained individuals are present, please proceed as follows:

• Do not go near or touch anything that is spilled. Avoid inhaling fumes.

• Turn off heaters and extinguish flames in the area.

• Lock off area if possible by closing doors.

• Notify anyone nearby of the spill and encourage them to evacuate the area.

• Evacuate the area.

• Call Augustana Security at ext. 7711. The caller should be prepared to provide a location and any other information known about the chemicals involved.

• Do not return to the area until Augustana Security declares the area is safe.

Radioactive Materials

If radioactive material is found on campus, please proceed as follows:

• Do not touch the material.

• Lock off area by closing doors.

• Call Augustana Security at x7711. The caller should be prepared to provide a location and any relevant information about the material.

• Notify others in the area to evacuate.

• Evacuate the area.

• Do not return to the area until Augustana Security declares the area is safe.