Emergency Preparedness

Hazardous Materials

If you encounter a hazardous material spill,  leak or situation:

  1. Evacuate the  area
    • Initiate your building’s emergency evacuation plan.
    • Use the fire alarm if there is an immediate hazard and the  entire building needs to be evacuated, or notify those in the affected area if  only a partial evacuation is needed.
    • Shut off electrical equipment if possible and if it is safe to  do so.
    • Proceed to emergency exits; DO  NOT use elevators.
    • Help those needing assistance.
    • Stay up-wind and uphill from any hazardous vapor, gas or liquid.
  2. Report the  spill
    • Call 911 and/or SCSU  Public Safety (320-308-3333)
    • State the emergency.
    • Provide your building address (see CAMPUS MAP building addresses are listed on the individual building page) and exact location in that  building.
    • Report any known injuries.
    • Report the name, description and amount of material spilled, if  known.

DO NOT go back into an area  where a chemical spill has occurred.

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