All major hazardous materials (hazmat) spills or contamination on campus must be reported to Campus Police immediately at 694-5111. Be prepared to provide (and spell) the names of the materials involved and to describe the location, size, and nature of the incident. Material Safety Data Sheets for hazardous material used on our campuses are available on the ICC intranet on the “Safety Programs and Policies” heading in the right hand column toward the bottom of the page.
A major hazardous material emergency exists when any of these conditions are present:
In a major hazardous material emergency, call the Campus Police Department immediately at (309) 694-5111:
Request the Custodial Department respond to assess the situation by calling the Facilities Services Department at 694-5120. If deemed to be minor, spills of hazardous materials or waste that present no immediate threat to personal health or safety or of being released in the environment may be cleaned up by the person responsible for the spill unless they are not comfortable doing so.
All employees working in areas where hazardous materials are used or stored are responsible for knowing the properties of the materials they use and the proper procedures to deal with spills. The Custodial Department and the Manager of Risk Safety and Benefits have primary responsibilities within ICC in spill response situations. It will be their decision if outside assistance is warranted for the spill. If neither a qualified Custodial representative nor the Manager of Risk Safety and Benefits is available, the Campus Police personnel on scene shall make the determination for additional assistance.