IN CASE OF INJURY OR SUDDEN ILLNESS
- PUSH THE PANIC ALARM AND CALL 88
Each lab is supplied with a first aid kit, a safety shower and an eyewash fountain. KNOW WHERE THEY ARE AND HOW TO USE THEM.
Fire blankets are located by the elevator on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor, and by the main Chemistry office ABB 156 on the first floor. KNOW WHERE THEY ARE AND HOW TO USE THEM.
Any members of the safety committee (see list on each laboratory door) may be contacted for help or information regarding this equipment.
Know the dangers associated with the procedures and chemicals which you use. PROTECT YOURSELF. In case of personal injury, the McMaster Hospital Emergency Unit (MUMC) can provide emergency medical treatment. Call McMaster Security at 88.
IN CASE OF FIRE, PULL THE ALARM AND CALL 88
Know the location of fire extinguishers and exits. If necessary, notify the fire department (call 88), warn others and clear the area. Most of the instrument rooms are protected from fire with HALON (halomethane) bombs. AS SOON AS THE EXTINGUISHER (bomb) IS ACTIVATED, AN ALARM SOUNDS AND YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS TO LEAVE THE ROOM BEFORE THE HALON IS RELEASED. If there is a false alarm, press the reset button on the Halon control panel near the exit door.
IF THE FIRE IS SMALL, try to combat it by:
(a) using the fire extinguisher (see Table 1, p.30) or,
(b) smothering the fire with sand or a fire blanket.
SPILL KITS for acids, bases, flammable solvents and mercury are available in the Instrument room ABB-365 and in the Dry-Ice cupboard on the first floor, ABB-107A.