Environmental Health & Safety Manual (EHS)

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Effective: 4/15/1997

Revised: 7/1/2007

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EHS 403: Chemical Release Emergency Response

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Purpose

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To protect employees and the university community by providing guidance and instruction on how to effectively manage a chemical emergency

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Sources

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29 Code of Federal Regulations §§ 1910.1200 and 1910.1450
Arizona State University Emergency Procedures Flipchart
Arizona State University Hazard Communication Plan
Arizona State University Emergency Operations Manual
Arizona State University Chemical Hygiene Plan

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Applicability

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Faculty, staff, and students who discover or are involved in a chemical emergency

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Policy

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Faculty, staff, or students who discover or are involved in a hazardous chemical emergency are responsible for notifying the appropriate authorities and following established protocol. This protocol is outlined in the Arizona State University Emergency Procedures Flipchart, the Arizona State University Emergency Operations Manual, and the Arizona State University Chemical Hygiene Plan, a guidance document on the Environmental Health & Safety Web site.

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Procedure

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The Arizona State University Emergency Procedures Flipchart must be posted conspicuously in areas that have the potential for chemical emergencies. Employees should be familiar with the location of the Flipchart, and with the appropriate protocol for responding to a chemical emergency.

Environmental Health & Safety has the following responsibilities:

  1. maintains appropriate chemical emergency plans
  2. provides environmental, health, and safety training

    and

  3. provides technical and/or clean-up assistance in the event of a chemical emergency.

To obtain a copy of the Arizona State University Emergency Procedures Flipchart, call the ASU Police Department at 480/965–3456. For a copy of the Arizona State University Chemical Hygiene Plan, a guidance document on the Environmental Health & Safety Web site, or the ASU Hazard Communication Plan, call Environmental Health & Safety at 480/965–1823.

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Cross-References

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See also:

  1. EHS 104, “Laboratory Use of Hazardous Chemicals”

    and

  2. the Police Department Policies and Procedures Manual:
    1. PDP 101–01, “Reporting an Emergency”
    2. PDP 101–03, “Emergency Evacuation”

      and

    3. PDP 104–01, “Laboratory Emergencies.”

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