Hazardous Materials Release/Toxic Spills

• Remove yourself from the area. Do not touch spilled substances.

• Evacuate via nearest exit when safe to do so.

• Only when safe to do so, retrieve personal belongings and secure business belongings.

• Try to avoid breathing the gases/fumes. Cover your mouth while leaving.

• If outside, or if the building you are in has not been damaged or exposed, begin Shelter-in-Place or evacuation procedures as directed by first responders or official campus notification updates.

• If inside a building and it is unsafe to evacuate because you may be exposed to the affected area:

-Locate an interior room if possible,

-above ground level;

-without windows or with the least amount of windows possible.

• Shut all windows and doors tightly.

• Place backpacks, jackets, or other non-essential clothing in the doorway seams.

• If possible, turn off air conditioning/heating systems and close vents.

• Make a list of people with you, and call 9-1-1 or the College Police at extension 4000 from a campus phone or direct dial 818-409-5911.

• Remain calm.

• Wait for official campus notification updates.