Release Spills Emergency Notification Plan
As required by SARA TITLE III
Section 302: Emergency Planning
Section 304: Emergency Notification
In compliance with EPA's regulation under Section 103(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA), the following steps must be followed in case of SPILL, TOXIC OR HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE RELEASE, sudden or planned, FIRE OR EXPLOSION on the main campus of The University of Akron.
There are four groups of chemicals subject to reporting:
For more information contact EOHS.
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES
The person who discovers the above-mentioned situation referred to as the INCIDENT, should initiate the following steps:
I. CONTACT AT LEAST ONE PERSON FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST:
UNIVERSITY POLICE DISPATCH: (330) 972-7123
UNIVERSITY PHYSICAL PLANT DISPATCH: (330) 972-7415
Mark Deering , EOHS Environmental Compliance Officer: (330) 972-7766
II. WHAT INCIDENTS SHOULD BE REPORTED
III. INFORMATION NEEDED FOR REPORTING AN INCIDENT
IV. EVACUATION PROCEDURE
EVACUATION ROUTES ARE LISTED IN APPENDIX B
V. NOTIFICATION OF AGENCIES
THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY or the UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT will notify the appropriate agencies concerning the situation.
These agencies will include, but not be limited to:
NOTIFICATION SHOULD BE MADE BY PHONE, FOLLOWED BY A LETTER
The report must include:
The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety will supervise the cleanup and recovery of small scale leaks and spills. In the event of larger leaks and spills or the presence of a fire or an explosion, the Akron Fire Department has overall control of the activities.
VI. IMMEDIATE ACTION
Measures will be taken to contain and control the emergency using the Emergency Spill equipment located in these areas:
CONTENTS OF EMERGENCY SPILL EQUIPMENT IS LISTED IN APPENDIX A
IDENTIFICATION OF DEPARTMENTS HOUSING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
1. KNIGHT CHEMICAL LABORATORY – Chemicals, Waste, Compressed Gases, Cryogens
2. INSTITUTE OF POLYMER SCIENCE – Chemicals, Waste, Compressed Gases, Cryogens
3. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING – Chemicals, Compressed Gases
4. BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT – Chemicals, Compressed Gases
5. BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING – Chemicals, Compressed Gases, Cryogens
6. POLYMER ENGINEERING – Chemicals, Compressed Gases, Cryogens
7. PHYSICAL FACILITIES – Chemicals, Fuel Oil
8. FOLK HALL – Chemicals, Compressed Gases
ROUTES FOR TRANSPORTING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
EMERGENCY SPILL EQUIPMENT (cabinet located in receiving area at KNCL)
All of the above equipment is kept in fireproof safety cabinets which are labeled:
"EMERGENCY SPILL EQUIPMENT."
The cabinets and contents are checked weekly as part of the facility drum and safety equipment report.
EMERGENCY EVACUATION ROUTES
KNIGHT CHEMICAL LABORATORY
Emergency evacuation should be via the corridors and stairwells leading to the lighted exits at the north and east ends of the building. Alternate evacuation routes are to be via the 3rd floor walkway bridge leading toward the Auburn Science Center, and via the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors leading into Mary Gladwin Hall and exit by the south exit way on the 1st floor.
AUBURN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CENTER
Emergency evacuation should be made via the corridors and stairwells leading to the lighted exists at the east end of the building on the 1st floor. Alternate emergency evacuation should be made via the 1st floor walkway leading into the 3rd floor junction of Mary Gladwin Hall and Knight Chemical Laboratory. Evacuation should be made via the stairwells leading to the 1st floor exit on the north and east sides of Knight Chemical Laboratory or via the stairwell leading to the 1st floor south exit of Mary Gladwin Hall.
Emergency evacuation should be made via the corridors and stairwells leading to the lighted exits at the north end of the building on the 1st floor. Alternate emergency evacuation should be made via the 1st floor stairwell and walkway leading into the 2B level of Auburn Science & Engineering Center. Evacuation then should be made via the 1st floor main entrance of the Auburn Science & Engineering Center.
PHYSICAL FACILITIES OPERATIONS CENTER
Emergency evacuation should be made via the corridors and stairwells leading to the lighted exits on the 1st floor, east side of the Physical Facilities building. The alternate emergency evacuation route should be via the stairwells leading to the lower level of the facility and exit through the rear (west) or north lighted exit ways.
OLSON RESEARCH CENTER
Emergency evacuation should be made via stairwells and corridors leading to the lighted exits at the northwest and the southeast corners of the building. Occupants of the east and south portions of the building should evacuate using the southeast exit and those occupying the west and north sides should use the northwest exit. Once outside, all evacuees should keep at least 50 feet away from the building in accordance with the University evacuation policy.
Emergency evacuation should be made through all clearly marked doors and lighted exits since this is a one-story building. Occupants leaving the building through the north side should proceed toward East Exchange Street, those using exits on the east side should proceed to Gallucci Hall, and those using the south doors should proceed toward Wheeler Street. The main idea is to get away from the building and wait for further instructions before returning to Folk Hall. Once outside, all evacuees should keep at least 50 feet away from the building in accordance with the University evacuation policy.