Public Health & Community Development
Environmental Health Division
Emergency Notification Procedures
Emergency response agencies must be notified immediately following a
release or threatened release that presents an immediate threat to the
health and safety of employees or the public. Phone 911.
When notifying outside agencies of a hazardous material release or
threatened release, use the following procedures:
- Nature of incident.
- Location of incident.
- Time and date incident occurred.
- Name of hazardous material (s) involved.
- Approximate quantity involved.
- Safe location on or near facility where emergency responders can meet
company emergency coordinator.
- Number of injuries and cause of injuries.
- Whether facility is being evacuated.
- Whether surrounding area should be evacuated.
- Whether individuals have been contaminated.
- Other information as requested.
- Identify the problem.
- Initiate the Business Emergency Plan.
- Perform Safety Requirements (e.g. use absorbent material to contain
- product, or dike from entry into drain).
- Phone Emergency Response Agencies and provide: