Emergency Notification Procedure

State and Federal laws require that the agencies listed below must be notified immediately whenever a hazardous materials spill or release occurs which presents an immediate threat to the health and safety of employees, the public or the environment. When in doubt, notify the following agencies:

  1. Fire, Law, Medical

    9-1-1 EMERGENCY

  2. Environmental Management Department:
  3. State Warning Center (800) 852-7550  

When calling to report a release or a spill, be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Nature of the incident (spill, explosion, fire, etc.)
    • Give the name of the hazardous material(s) involved and the approximate quantity.  
    • Estimate the number of injuries and cause of injuries or contaminated individuals.  
  • Location of the incident
    • Name the street or road.  
    • Building number  
    • Name the nearest cross street.  
  • Your name  
  • Safe location near incident where the emergency responders can meet contact person.  

You should then be prepared to perform the release containment procedures outlined in Part C of the emergency planning section of your business plan. Follow up written release reports must be made by all businesses to all agencies listed above. 

Post these notification procedures where they can be seen by all employees.