Hazardous Materials Incident

CHEMICAL OR RADIATION SPILLS, LEAKS

In the event of a hazardous material spill:

  • Call 911 immediately.
  • If a hazardous material comes in contact with skin, immediately flush the affected area with water.  Utilize building eyewash stations or safety showers, if available.
  • If there is any possible danger to room or building occupants, close the door to the affected room and evacuate.

In the event of a major hazardous material release:

  • Call 911 immediately.
  • Proceed to or remain in the area upwind of the release.  Do not assume that gases or vapors are harmless because of lack of smell; odorless gases or vapors may be harmful.

The BGSU Police or the Bowling Green Fire Division will determine the degree of health hazard and issue public instructions if evacuation or sheltering-in-place is necessary.