Middlebury

Chemical Spill, Detection of Propane Gas, Fumes & Vapors

If you detect propane gas, fumes or vapors:

  • Clear the area immediately, providing assistance to those with special needs.
  • Do not turn on/off light switches.
  • Do not use cell phones in areas where there is a concern of fumes or gas vapors.
  • Call 911 from any campus phone or cell phone and report the situation.  Call Public Safety at 443-5911.
  • Provide your location and the location of the odor to the dispatcher.
  • Provide as many details as possible to the dispatcher.

If a building or area evacuation is ordered by the emergency responders:

  • Leave all ventilation systems operating unless instructed otherwise by emergency responders.
  • Leave the area immediately, avoiding the use of elevators unless necessary.
  • Identify those persons with special needs, and provide assistance if possible. Otherwise, provide their location to emergency responders.
  • Report to your department’s designated gathering point to be accounted for.

If chemicals have come in contact with your skin, splashed into your eyes or were ingested:

  • Follow instructions listed on the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
  • Follow the procedures set by your department, which may include utilizing an eye-wash or shower station provided in some areas.
  • Call Public Safety at 443-5911 for medical assistance.