Hazard Materials – Outdoor Release
For an outdoor release, people should remain indoors in rooms where outdoor air infiltration is very low – the action is called shelter-in-place
- Immediately get to an area where not exposed, assist others.
- Call 9-1-1 to inform of the situation and what type of spill.
- GIVE YOUR BUILDING ADDRESS, FLOOR AND SUITE NUMBERS and YOUR PHONE NUMBER.
- Call Security 510-594-3100 (510-715-9534 after normal hours).
- Building staff shall immediately shut down any type of air circulating system.
- Station a Floor Warden at each stairwell telling people not to go outside. (Do not physically attempt to stop anyone) Inform anyone leaving that they will not be allowed back inside.
- Take actions to contain the hazard. Close exterior suite doors, windows and all interior doors.
- Move people to the inner part of the building (no windows to the outside).
- The rooms should have doors that are fairly effective at preventing airflow from the hallways (e.g. they should have no gap or only a very small gap at the bottom of the door). Stuff fabric or paper into any cracks or crevices.
- Bathrooms are a poor choice, because they often have an exhaust duct that leads directly to the outside. If the exhaust fan is left on then air will be drawn into the bathroom from other parts of the building, which will become contaminated.
- Remain calm
- Use phones only for emergency calls.