Chemical Accident
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Chemical accidents would include tank truck accidents involving large quantities of toxic gases.  Should such an accident occur, the following actions should be taken:

  • Report suspicious odors to the Building Management Office.
  • Remain in place unless the spill is from within the office space.  Leaving the premises into a more concentrated hazardous environment could result in a more concentrated exposure.
  • Telephone the Fairfax County Fire Department and the Building Management Office giving full particulars.
  • If evacuation becomes necessary follow the attached Evacuation Procedures.
  • While evacuating move crosswind typically north or south, never up or down wind, avoid fumes.
  • Render first aid if it becomes necessary.
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