Chemical Spill

Before

Make sure individuals handling chemicals are trained in the proper use, storage and disposal of them.

Plan ahead by consulting with a disaster recovery company regarding business continuance and recovery of property.

Purchase Protective Equipment (PPE) and breathing apparatus for use by those working most closely with chemicals.

During

In the event of large spill in the area and told to shelter in place, go indoors, turn off HVAC system and seal all windows and doors.

Listen to emergency broadcast stations for instructions.

After

Evacuate immediate area as quickly as possible and assemble occupants at a safe distance.

Inform emergency services that there has been a potentially hazardous chemical spill.

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