Hazardous Materials



In the event of an environmental spill involving hazardous chemicals or other materials, follow these guidelines:

  • Evacuate the affected area of the spill immediately and help others keep away.
  • Report chemical spills:
    • Call 911 for police and/or fire department if emergency response is necessary.
    • Call University Security (507-389-2111) for immediate assistance.
  • Try not to inhale gases, fumes, and smoke.   Cover mouth with a cloth while leaving.
  • Try to stay upstream, uphill, and upwind of the accident.
  • Remove the victim(s) from the spill area to fresh air if possible, without endangering or contaminating yourself.
  • Do not return to the area until notified by emergency personnel that it is safe to do so.