Hazardous Materials

Emergency procedures for dealing with hazardous materials affecting the PNWU campus.

Hazardous Materials

Chemical Spill

  • If toxic chemicals come in contact with your skin, immediately flush the affected area with water.
  • If there is possible danger or noxious fumes present, evacuate your area.
  • Call 9-1-1 (Public Safety) immediately.
  • After the emergency, all chemical spills and fires, no matter how small, should be reported to Environmental Health and Safety.

Chemical Fire

  • Try to remain calm.
  • Immediately call 9-1-1 (Public Safety).
  • Activate alarm/pull station.
  • If the fire is small and you have received training, attempt to extinguish it with a fire extinguisher or other available means. Do not jeopardize your personal safety.
  • Never allow fire to come between you and an exit
  • Evacuate your area. Close doors and windows behind you to confine the fire
  • Do not return to the emergency area until instructed to do so by Public Safety or Fire Department officials.

Information to Know

  • Address and location description.
  • Description of the situation including details of the spill, vapor cloud, etc.
  • Phone number at your location.
  • If you know the name of the spilled product, report it.
  • Location of the fire extinguishers.
  • How to use a fire extinguisher.
  • Evacuation routes/procedures

Contact Information


For Emergencies:
Call 9-1-1

PNWU Security Office
200 University Parkway
Yakima, WA 98901

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