Hazardous Materials Release

Report all suspected gas leaks or suspicious odors. If material spills and presents an imminent hazard including but not limited to injuring people, causing a fire, creating a risk - call 911.

Contact the appropriate college official for your location, and all Campus Security at 509.574.4610. Provide:
  • Exact location of spill, including room number if inside a building
  • Name of spilled product
  • Quantity
  • Appearance, solid, liquid, odor, color, etc.
  • Injuries, or physical effects to those who have been exposed
  • Area of contamination
  • Your name, department, and the phone number of your current location
Clear the affected area at once and seal it off to prevent further contamination of other areas until arrival of emergency personnel.

If an emergency exists, assign someone to activate the fire alarm. Move to an area at least 500 feet away from affected buildings. Stay out of the way of emergency personnel and vehicles. Do not return to an evacuated building unless authorized to do so by emergency personnel.

MSDS online provides Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) to Yakima Valley Community College students, faculty, and staff. This resource is available from both http://www.yvcc.edu YVCC's intranet.