|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.