If the spill is indeed
emergency, require all individuals to evacuate and make notifications (ca
911, activate alarms, whatever your procedures are) per your emergency
Require the Police Dept to become FRA level tr
and to maintain this certification with an annual refresher<
Know the capabilities
training level of your local Fire Dept. so you know what you can expect o
them in an emergency
In the event of an eme
be prepared to fully inform the police and fire of the chemical(s) involv
quantities, etc. If you cannot disclose what it is, how much was
spilled, what the hazards are, etc, they won't be able to do much beside
people (including themselves) far from the spill area.
Again, be prepared to
inform responders of the chemicals, quantities, and hazards.
Did I mention to discl
hazards to the responders? :-)
As for the SOP, your p
art of it
would be to identify what is considered an emergency (as you know, some s
spills of known substances can readily be dealt with w/o requiring an
emergency response), how people will evacuate the lab, who to call/notify
where responders can get good information on the spilled substances.
campus police dept. should also be writing their own SOP on their
training/response level (FRA vs. FRO), how they will respond, how they wi
secure the scene, etc. Basically, information specific to the
response and how they conduct their police business. This could be
combined into one document, but I certainly wouldn't expect you to know t
police-specific information and response procedures.
Regarding PPE, if lab
experiments are going on requiring the students to wear eye protection, tha
protection should also be provided to and required of anybody else ent
the lab. I will note, however, that it doesn't sound like this w
be a first/emergency response
lab is full of students actively completing their experiments. If it
was an emergency response requiring first responders, the first step would
evacuate all personnel (a small spill not hazardous enough to remove people
the area would not be considered an emergency response).
List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Katherine
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 8:34 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] SOP for First
The chief of our campus police has asked me to write up a SOP for his
when dealing with an emergency in the Chemistry labs. I have a CHP th
talks about emergency situations, but he is looking for something very spec
that can be used for training. Does anyone have something like that I
could use as a guide?
Also, do you require the first responders (police, fire fighters,
EMTs, etc.) to put on safety goggles or glasses before entering a
Chemistry lab that could be full of students activity completing their
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