Spill or Environmental Release
A hazardous spill is defined as the uncontrolled discharge of radioactive, biological or chemical material. An environmental release refers to a hazardous spill that is discharged from a controlled setting into the broader environment. In the event of a hazardous spill:
- Stay clear and warn others in the immediate area of the spill. Isolate the area around the spill.
- Assist injured or contaminated persons if you are trained to do so, but do not place yourself at risk of injury or contamination in the process.
- Determine if the spill is an emergency or requires assistance to clean up. If so, notify the following parties:
- Your supervisor, and
- The Departmental Spill Designate for the area affected.
- In addition, if the spill resulted in an environmental release or involved radioactive material, contact the University Control Centre immediately via 780-492-5555.
All spills must be reported in writing to EHS. Complete and submit a Faculty/Department Incident & Investigation Report to EHS via fax (780-492-7790) within 48 hours of the spill. Submit a copy of the form to your Departmental Spill Designate.
- Following spill clean-up, immediately make arrangements to replenish items used from the appropriate spill kit.
- Contact Environmental Services to pick-up waste clean-up materials via: