Do not attempt to clean up a chemical spill unless you are trained and have the proper protective equipment to perform the clean up.
If a corrosive or toxic chemical comes in contact with your skin, immediately flush the affected area with water for at least 15 minutes, then notify University Police (859-572-7777) or dial 911 (identify yourself as an NKU employee or student) as soon as possible for medical assistance.
Immediately notify building occupants in the area where the spill has occurred. Notify the local fire department at 911 (identify yourself as an NKU employee or student). If you contact University Police at (859) 572-7777 or 911, a police dispatcher will ensure that the fire department is notified. Also ensure that the ventilation system for the building is shut down. Request that Facilities Management shut down the HVAC system for your building. Give the following information:
If you are thoroughly familiar with the hazards of the spilled material, have been trained to confine and clean up spills, and have access to appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment, attempt to confine the spread of the spill as much as possible.