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Project Impact Hazardous Materials Incident Safety Tips

Before the Spill:

  • Identify local media stations used for emergency information.
  • Learn hazardous material incident warning signals.
  • Know hazardous substances produced, stored or transported in your area.
  • Learn shelter-in-place procedures.
  • Learn location of ventilation system shut-offs.
  • Repair seals around windows, doors, basements.

During the Spill:

  • If early accident witness, call emergency services.
  • Listen to designated radio/TV station, emergency broadcast system; follow emergency instructions immediately.
  • Bring household members, pets inside.
  • Stay far away from site if possible.
  • Keep body fully covered.
  • Avoid eating/drinking anything uncovered.
  • Prepare household for possible evacuation.
  • Close all exterior and interior doors, and windows.
    If told to shelter-in-place:
  • Turn off ventilation systems, fans, clothes dryer, heating-air conditioning; if possible close fireplace damper.
  • Close windows, curtains, shades, blinds.
  • Go to above ground room with fewest windows/doors.
  • Bring disaster supplies kit.
  • Wet towels, jam in cracks under doors.
  • If possible, tape around doors, windows; block air vents using plastic sheeting/bags.
  • Stay inside until radio announces safety or to evacuate.
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