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Office of Emergency Management Hazardous Material

In the event of a hazardous materials incident, 

  • Call Environmental Health and Safety at 335-3041 to report the type of chemical, size and location of the incident as soon as possible. In an emergency, call 9-1-1.
  • Evacuate the area and/or building.
    • Some departments may be directed by authorities to shelter-in-place.
  • Do not touch any of the spilled substance, inhale any gases, fumes or smoke.
  • Wait for an all clear indication from emergency personnel and/or WSU Alert.
Shelter-in-place:
  • Shelter in place means to take immediate shelter where you are.
  • You may be told to shelter in place if hazardous materials are released into the environment. It is very important to take refuge where you are located and not leave until instructed to.
  • Select an interior room above the ground floor, with the fewest windows or vents. Close and lock all windows, doors and any other openings. Stay away from windows and doors.
Additional Resources: 

WSU Environmental Health and Safety

Washington Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention