Emergency Response Guide - Hazardous Materials

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDE

YORK UNIVERSITY SECURITY SERVICES:

416-736-5333 or Ext. 33333 (On campus)

 911

In a life threatening emergency call 911 then call York University Security Services. See HERE for other numbers to call in an emergency.
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 ABOUT THIS GUIDE
 MEDICAL EMERGENCY
ASSISTANCE - PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
 FIRE  FIRE ALARM
 EVACUATION
 VIOLENT PERSON/ASSAULT    
 SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOUR
 SEVERE WEATHER   
 EXPLOSION EARTHQUAKE
 SHELTER-IN-PLACE
 POWER FAILURE
 GAS LEAK  FLOOD
 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS CIVIL DISTURBANCE
In the event that there is a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear spill on campus,

  • Determine the hazard before any attempt is made to clean it up.
  • Only attempt to clean up low risk spills and then only small quantities.
  • Control the source of a low risk spill by dyking or absorbing.
  • Prevent chemicals from entering drains, if possible.
  • If in doubt, do not attempt to clean up. Leave and lock the area.
  • Isolate the affected area.
  • Call 911 immediately if it is a high risk spill and evacuate the building.  See EVACUATION
  • Call the Department of Occupational Health and Safety at Ex. 55491 (08:30 hrs - 04:30 hrs weekdays) or York University Security Services (after hours) at extension 33333 or 416-736-5333.
  • Provide the following information to emergency responders:
    • The location, substance involved, whether it is a solid, liquid or gas, the amount spilled, your name.
    • Indicate if anyone has been exposed to the substance.
    • Whether the substance is contained.
    • Whether there are any hazard material placards on the containers.
  • Wait in a safe area for the response team.
  • DO NOT allow unauthorized personnel to enter the contaminated area.
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 ROBBERY
 DISRUPTIVE PERSON  HARASSMENT
 BOMB THREAT
SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE
OTHER EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS