Any incident involving potentially hazardous materials, chemicals or bodily fluids is disruptive and may pose a safety threat to the Cornell Tech community. Cornell Tech Facilities, Campus Safety & Security, and other qualified Cornell Tech professionals will work to safely mitigate any such incident. Restoration of services will be resumed as quickly as possible to ensure a safe environment for the Cornell Tech community.
Directives for the Cornell Tech Community
Upon discovering a spill or having been exposed to a potentially hazardous material (chemicals, blood, etc.), members of the Cornell Tech community should:
- Notify Campus Safety & Security immediately. Be specific about the nature of the involved material and the exact location of occurrence.
- Evacuate the area and offer assistance to others as needed.
- Attempt to seal off the area to prevent further contamination or injury. This can be as simple as closing a door.
- Do not allow anyone to enter the contaminated area.
- Do not step in, touch, or attempt to clean up any spills. Avoid inhaling fumes, gases, or vapors.
- If a substance makes contact with your skin, flush the affected area with running water for at least 15 minutes.
- Anyone that has had contact with the substance should stay together in a safe, isolated area.
- Affected areas of the building may be sealed off to prevent injury. If Campus Safety & Security initiates an evacuation of your area or the entire building, follow normal evacuation procedures.
- Do not return to an evacuated area unless authorized by Campus Safety & Security.