Hazardous Material

Hazardous Material Information

Walker County Hazardous Material and Oil Spill Response Standard Operating Guidelines

Chemical/Gas Leak Emergency

Inside Building
• Isolate and secure the area, as trained
• Warn others in the immediate area
• If assistance is needed, call 4-1000 (give location, type material)
• Evacuate building, if needed and as directed by authorized personnel
• Meet with and assist emergency response personnel, if needed
• Do not re-enter building until cleared by authorized personnel


Outside Building:
• Isolate and secure the area, as trained
• Warn others in the immediate area
• Call 4-1000 for assistance (give location, type material)
• Do not wash spilled material into storm, sewer, or other drains
• Meet with and assist emergency response personnel

Injury Involving Chemical Contamination
• Render first aid immediately for serious injuries, as trained
• Assist with emergency eyewash/shower use, as appropriate
• Call 4-1000 for assistance (give location, type material)
• Refer to building/department/room policies
• Obtain a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for the material involved