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In the Event of a Spill, Large or Small, Follow these Steps

  • If you DO NOT know the identity of the spilled substance, immediately evacuate the area and notify an emergency contact.
  • If you DO know the identity of the spilled substance and have been trained in the proper handling of the substance, proceed with the following:
    • Spills involving an immediate danger to life or property:
      • If an immediate hazard exists, or medical assistance is required, call 911.
      • Follow the evacuation procedures for the immediate area and limit access.
    • Spills not involving immediate danger to life or property:
      • Confine the spill, if possible without substantial exposure.
      • Evacuate the immediate area and limit access.
      • If you can identify the chemical, follow instructions on the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSD)

In all emergency situations involving hazardous materials, notify the Campus Director or the Department Chair and the Director of Environmental Health, Safety, and Security 775-753-2115.

For More Information Contact

Patricia Anderson
Director of Environmental Health, Safety and Security
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Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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