Hazardous Materials Incident

Chemical hazard

A hazardous material incident may be a spill or a release of chemicals, radioactive materials or biological materials inside a building or into the environment.

Chemical hazards can be a solid, liquid, vapour, gas, dust, fume or mist. They can be inhaled, ingested or absorbed into the body.

If a spill cannot be safely contained:

If spill is outdoors:

A minor spill of hazardous material is to be cleaned up by the department responsible for the material.

Major spill:


In the event of an explosion (caused by a chemical, equipment, traffic or a downed aircraft) on college property, take the following action:

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