Campus Safety /
A hazardous materials incident may be a spill or release of chemicals, radioactive materials or biological materials inside a building or into the environment. The user may manage simple spills. Major spills or emergencies require emergency assistance from 24-hour emergency agencies, i.e., the Columbus Fire Department or Columbus Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Team.
By definition a simple spill does not spread rapidly and does not endanger people or the environment. A trained individual can provide the clean up. By definition a major spill spreads rapidly and endangers people and/or the environment.