Hazardous Materials

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Any spillage of a dangerous chemical or material on or near the campus should be reported by calling 911 and/or Security at 646-4099. (Dangerous chemicals are defined/identified in the MPC Chemical Hygiene Plan).

  • When reporting, be specific about the nature of the substance involved, its approximate quantity, and location.If reported to Security, they will contact appropriate emergency personnel.
  • Vacate the affected area at once and seal it off to prevent further contamination of others. Necessary first aid and cleanup by specialized authorities should be started at once.
  • The Emergency Operations Center will form as a result of this incident and will be the source of information and plan of action.
  • Anyone who may be contaminated because he/she was in the immediate area affected by the spill must:
    • Avoid contact with others as much as possible
    • Remain in the vicinity
    • Provide information to Security and/or Emergency Personnel.
  • You may be directed to a regrouping area. If necessary, because of the danger involved and/or if directed to do so by College Security, activate the building alarm system and follow the remaining steps [take this booklet with you!]
    • Notify your supervisor or instructor, then
    • Evacuate the building by quickly walking to the nearest exit,
    • Alert other people as you go
  • Regarding persons with disabilities:
  • Leave the elevators for those with disabilities and assist where possible.
  • You may be instructed to report to a regrouping area. Do not evacuate campus unless instructed to do so.
  • Assist staff and personnel in charge to determine if everyone has evacuated safely.

DO NOT RETURN TO A BUILDING UNTIL TOLD TO DO SO OR UNTIL THE ALL CLEAR SIGNAL HAS SOUNDED.