DIXIE STATE COLLEGE OF UTAH

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL


Section: 6-Administration

Policy No: 83

Approved: 3/11/98

Policy: CHEMICAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE

6-83 CHEMICAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE

83.1 Purpose: To provide an action plan in response to emergency situations involving hazardous materials occurring on the Dixie State College Campus.

83.2 A chemical emergency is an incident in which:

83.2.1 Chemical vapors have been released under uncontrolled conditions or

83.2.2 Chemical substances have been spilled or released under uncontrolled circumstances that present an immediate health hazard.

83.3 It is the policy of Dixie State College to:

83.3.1 Control the situation in case of small localized spills/disasters, through use of fire extinguishers, spill kits or other means, using trained faculty and staff.

83.3.2 Dial 9-911 to notify emergency agencies and Campus Security who in turn shall coordinate with fire, police, ambulance, health, pollution control, or other authorities, as appropriate, at the local, state, and/or national levels.

83.3.3 Provide building and campus evacuation plans and trained manpower to aid in the safe evacuation of visitors, students, faculty, and staff from buildings and/or the campus due to disaster.

83.3.4 Support local and state emergency response teams responding to man-made or natural disasters that involve this campus.

83.3.5 Provide equipment and trained personnel to aid emergency response teams.

83.3.6 Aid and support local and state law enforcement in controlling crowds, securing buildings, etc., that may be needed during and following a disaster.

83.3.7 Provide building plans, gas and water valve locations, and main power switch locations; and provide trained manpower to shut off utilities when necessary.

83.3.8 Provide hazardous material lists and Material Safety Data Sheet books to emergency teams; make Hazardous Materials Specialist available for consultation.