Fumes and Vapors

Toxic fumes can infiltrate a building from various sources – improperly stored chemicals, faulty refrigeration, equipment fires, gasoline engines operated near air intake, etc.

If the presence of toxic fumes is suspected, the area or areas affected should be vacated. Use a telephone away from this area and notify University Police (x2147).

Ventilate the contaminated area(s). It may be possible to clear an affected area by opening windows and/or activating exhaust fans, provided such action is undertaken by trained personnel.

Emergency Treatment

  • Don’t endanger yourself or others.
  • Remove victims from area only if safely possible
  • Call 911 for ambulance service and notify University Police (x2147)
  • Assist victims as necessary.