Emergency Procedures

Hazardous Materials

  • Notify Campus Police at 903-510-2222 and/or call 911. Give a location and description of the hazardous materials. Stay on the line to give additional information while unit is responding.
  • Contact the Environmental Health and Safety Director at 903-510-3067.
  • Determine the source of the leak or spill. If safety permits, stop more of the substances from being released.
  • Obtain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for the substances, maintained by Environmental Health and Safety Director.
  • Close off the affected area. Shut off electricity, gas, air conditioning, and ventilation.
  • If you remain in the building, move away from the affected area and have everyone breathe through wet paper towels.
  • If you evacuate, go to an outside area upwind of the source.
  • Note the names of any victims and their physical symptoms. Assign others to stay with them.
  • If anyone goes away for medical treatment, give information about the incident to medical personnel.
  • The Environmental Health and Safety Director shall ensure that contact is made to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality within 24 hours.