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Hazardous Material Spill

What do you do if there is a Hazardous Material Spill at or near your work?

hazwoper-accidental-release-tileRegardless of the nature of the spill, and before starting any cleanup activities, the employee(s) shall always secure the area around the spill.  This is to include asking all other unnecessary employees and customers to move a safe distance away from the spill site.  The employee(s) shall also barricade or cordon off access to the site with tape or other visual barriers as needed to keep people from wandering into the spill site.  Once the area is secure, Management shall be notified of the spill, it’s location, and when the area is clean.  Management shall also notify public officials as necessary.

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