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Hazardous Materials Spill

Hazard materials are substances that are:

  • Flammable or combustible
  • Explosive
  • Toxic
  • Noxious
  • Corrosive
  • Oxidizable
  • An irritant
  • Radioactive

A hazardous material spill or release can post a risk to life, health or property. An incident can result in the evacuation of a few people, a section of a facility, or an entire neighborhood. Review what to do in case of a building evacuation.

The Fire Department bears primary responsibility for rescue of personnel, containment and neutralization of hazardous materials spills, and for clean-up and disposal.

If a hazardous spill occurs on roadways or railways outside of the College, dial 911 or 1-800-424-8802.

What to Do

If you encounter a hazardous material spill or accident, you should:

  1. Report any release or spill of hazardous materials to TCCD Police Dispatch at 817-515-8911. You can also contact TCCD Environmental Management at 817-515-1990.
  2. Evacuate the immediate risk area, in case of imminent danger and if emergency personnel have not arrived.

Faculty/Staff Responsibilities

Make sure extreme care is taken when using hazardous materials in all processes, production stages, storage and shipment. You should know the risks associated with handling hazardous materials and have training on how to protect yourself.

You should only attempt to clean up a spill when it does not threaten human health or the environment, and if you're familiar with the hazards and requirements of the material. Wear personal protective equipment to prevent further injury and contamination.

For any spill/releases that are immediately dangerous to life or health, start evacuation procedures and contact TCCD Police Dispatch at 817-515-8911.

Updated April 20, 2016