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									                         GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
                      Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
                             CONTINGENCY PLAN




                                                    University Plaza
                                                 Atlanta, Georgia 30303

       Environmental Programs, Office of Research Integrity: (404) 413-3551
                Campus Information Telephone: (404) 413-2000

                                            USEPA ID# GAD073425951


Plan Prepared:                  02/10/94
  Revision XI:                  11/12/11



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                      EMERGENCY TELEPHONE LISTING

                                        Georgia State University
                              P. O. Box 3999, Atlanta, Georgia 30302-3999
                                      USEPA ID# GAD073425951

Primary Emergency Coordinator:                             Mike Thompson, Office of Research Integrity
             Telephone:                                    (Office) 404-413-3551; (Cellular) 404-886-4289,
                                                           (Home) 678-797-0402

Secondary Emergency Coordinator:                           Richard Muller, Office of Research Integrity
             Telephone:                                    (Office) 404-413-3551; (Cellular) 770-598-8579,
                                                           (Home) 770-598-8579

Secondary Afterhours/Weekends                              Paul Hysell
Coordinator Telephone:                                     (Office) 404-413-3515, (Cellular) 678-794-2134,
                                                           (Home) 770-354-8748

Emergency Response Contractor:                             EQ Industrial Services, Inc.
             Location:                                     470 Great SW Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30336
             Telephone:                                    (Office) 800-275-6629; (24 HR)
             Contact:                                      Bob Colapietro

Emergency Services:

          Fire:                    Atlanta Fire Department             Emergency:   911
                                                                       Non-Emergency: 404-658-7175

          HAZMAT:                  Atlanta Fire Department             Emergency:   911
                                   Squad 4 (HAZMAT)                    Non-Emergency: 404-658-7175

          Police:                  Georgia State University            Emergency:     404-413-3333
                                   Campus Police                       Non-Emergency: 404-413-2100

          Hospital:                Grady Memorial Hospital Emergency: 404-616-6435
                                   Emergency Room, 80 Butler Street, SE
                                   Directions: See map in Appendix A, Figure 1.

          EMS:                                                                       404-651-3333

Other Emergency Contacts:

          Ga. Department. of Natural Resources                                      404-656-2833
          U.S. Coast Guard National Response Center                                 800-424-8802
          Atlanta/Fulton Co. Emergency Management Agency                            404-730-5600
          Other: Chemtrec                                                           800-424-9300

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                     Poison Control Center                              404-589-4400




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                             GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
                              RCRA CONTINGENCY PLAN

                                              TABLE OF CONTENTS

Emergency Telephone Listing ............................................................................................. i
Table of Contents ................................................................................................................ ii
1.0    Introduction ..............................................................................................................1
2.0    Facility Information .................................................................................................2
2.1    Waste Description ....................................................................................................2
2.2    Key Personnel ..........................................................................................................3
3.0    Response to Emergencies Involving Hazardous Wastes .........................................4
3.1    Incident Notification: Level I ..................................................................................5
3.2    Incident Notification: Level II.................................................................................6
3.3    Incident Response: Level I ......................................................................................7
3.4    Incident Response: Level II.....................................................................................8
4.0    Emergency Support Services ...................................................................................9
4.1    Fire Department .......................................................................................................9
4.2    Police Department ..................................................................................................10
4.3    Hospital and Emergency Medical Services............................................................10
5.0    Personnel Training and Medical Requirements .....................................................11


                                                      APPENDICES

A.         Figures
B.         Evacuation Procedures
C.         Miscellaneous Emergency Procedures
C.1        Fire
C.2        Release
C.3        Chemical Exposure
D.         Protective Equipment and Levels of Protection
E.         Emergency Equipment Inventory and Locations
F.         Distribution List




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1.0       Introduction

         The purpose of this contingency plan is to define procedures and tactics for responding to
emergencies involving the hazardous wastes generated and managed on the campus of Georgia
State University (GSU). The main focus of these procedures is the protection of the general
public, including the GSU community, and response personnel during emergencies involving
hazardous wastes managed on GSU property. In addition, the plan is intended to minimize
damage to the facility and the environment due to a release of hazardous waste.
         The Office of Environmental Programs (EP) has the primary responsibility of providing
initial response to incidents involving the hazardous waste generated on campus. To accomplish
this, EP has designated two staff employees to perform the duties of Primary and Secondary
Emergency Coordinators (EC) in the event of an emergency.
         The EC has the authority to commit the necessary services and equipment to control the
spill scene. In addition, the EC has access to reference material and a chemical data system base
via computer. The database is capable of rapidly obtaining most technical data needed to
respond to and deal with DOT and EPA listed chemicals as well as supply information on human
toxicity, emergency level, and clean-up criteria. In the event of an emergency involving outside
response agencies, the EC's primary responsibility is to provide support in the form of
information regarding the materials or facilities involved and to access GSU resources as
requested.
         GSU Police respondents' primary purpose, during a hazardous material emergency, is site
control. They shall take necessary measures to control the flow of people, emergency equipment
and supplies. These controls are necessary to minimize injuries and confusion. The GSU Police
Communications Officer is the center for radio communications by acquiring all essential
information and assuring clear communication of information to emergency response personnel
and the EC.
         The response plan is divided into two response levels: Level I for minor spills and Level
II for serious incidents. Level I is intended to address small spills, not involving fire or serious
injuries, where all duties can be carried out by GSU personnel. Response Level II was developed
to address emergencies involving fire, large quantity spills, and severe injury.




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2.0       Facility Information

        Georgia State University (GSU) is located within the city limits of Atlanta, Georgia. The
areas immediately surrounding the campus are composed of predominantly commercial and
industrial properties. Figure 1, in Appendix A, is a map which shows the area in the vicinity of
the GSU campus.

 2.1      Description of Waste

         GSU generates waste in two main areas of operation, laboratory operations and facility
services or physical plant operations. Physical plant operations consist predominantly of repair
and maintenance of the facility equipment and buildings. Wastes generated through these
operations include lubricating oils, organic solvents, paints and mineral spirits, rags soaked with
oil, solvent or paint, and electrical ballasts containing PCBs.
         Laboratory operations, both research and teaching, generate a wide variety of hazardous
wastes. With the exception of organic solvents, and inorganic acids and bases, the quantity of
these wastes is typically relatively small (less than 8 pounds) in any single container.
         Wastes generated on a regular basis by both Physical Plant and Laboratory operations, are
managed as waste stream materials. Waste stream materials are accumulated in satellite
accumulation areas located in the immediate area of the process generating the waste and are
managed by the personnel generating the waste. Up to a maximum of 55 gallons of hazardous
waste are accumulated in each satellite accumulation area.
         In addition to waste stream materials, wastes with unique characteristics which may be
generated on an irregular basis are managed as lab pack materials. Lab pack materials are
collected at the request of the individual personnel utilizing or generating the material (typically
waste chemicals from teaching and research laboratory operations).
         GSU is regulated as a large quantity generator under the Resource Conservation and
Recovery Act (RCRA). The facility does not store hazardous wastes for over 90 days; therefore,
the total quantity of hazardous waste on site is limited. Hazardous wastes are accumulated in a
central accumulation area, identified as HW I.
         HW I is located in the parking area immediately behind 95 Decatur Street, Classroom
Building South (see Appendix A, fig 1). HW 1 typically holds a limited number of 55 or 30
gallon drums (less than 30 drums) containing photographic waste, organic solvent wastes such as
Mineral Spirits, Acetone, or Ethanol and aqueous wastes. In addition, there may be up to several
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 2.2      Key Personnel

Emergency Coordinator: The emergency coordinator shall be contacted immediately in the
event of an accident. This person will be responsible for notifying the appropriate emergency
response authorities, directing emergency response procedures, and determining if a facility
evacuation is necessary.

Alternate Emergency Coordinator: The alternate emergency coordinator will assume all of the
responsibilities of the emergency coordinator when the primary coordinator is unable to perform
his/her duties.

Fire Safety Officer: The fire safety officer shall be responsible for ensuring that the fire
detection and extinguishing equipment is in working condition.




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3.0       Response to Emergencies Involving Hazardous Wastes

        The GSU RCRA Contingency Plan addresses two levels of response to hazardous waste
emergencies. Level I provides for incidents which can be resolved using in-house personnel and
resources. Level II response shall be initiated in all other situations. In the event of an
emergency involving hazardous waste on the GSU campus, the EC shall have the primary
responsibility of determining if the incident can be mitigated using in-house resources (Level I
Response), or if outside agencies are required (Level II Response).
        Spill equipment including absorbent pads, socks and booms, loose absorbent material,
drums and other containers, as well as personal protective are located in the waste accumulation
area (HW-1). Additional personal protective equipment including respirators, and chemical
resistant clothing, and air monitoring equipment are stored both in Alumni Hall and in the
Support room behind General Classroom. See Appendix E for a complete description of
emergency and spill response equipment in each of these areas.

Reporting Obligations

          Hazardous Material Release. In the event of the release of a hazardous material in
          excess of the reportable quantity, the EC must notify the National Response Center at 1-
          800-424-8802, and the DNR at 1-800-241-4113.

          Evacuation. If evacuation of nearby residents is necessary because of the facility's
          release, the EC must immediately notify DNR at 1-800-241-4113.

          Written notification. Written notification of how and why the contingency plan was
          implemented must be submitted by the Emergency coordinator to DNR within 15 days of
          the incident.

          Notification before resuming operation. Whenever an emergency occurs which
          requires shut-down of the facility, DNR must be notified, either verbally or in writing, by
          the facility's owner or operator that any released material has been properly cleaned up,
          and that all emergency equipment has been cleaned and is fit for operation.




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3.1       INCIDENT NOTIFICATION: LEVEL I

All incidents involving hazardous waste which occur on the GSU campus are called to the Police
emergency number who then contact the Office of Environmental Programs’ (EP) Emergency
Coordinator (EC) who shall take the following actions. In the event that the EC is not available,
the EP personnel receiving the notification shall obtain the information and forward it to the EC.

1.        In the event of a fire:

          (i) Activate the Building Fire Alarm and evacuate to a safe area.
          (ii) Call the Atlanta Fire Department (9-911). Advise that there is a fire in progress
                involving hazardous materials. Provide all information regarding the incident to the
                FD and determine approximate response time.
          (iii) Call the GSU Police (1-3333) to request mobilization of a police unit to the scene
                and proceed with Response Level II instructions on the following page.

2.        IN the event of a non-fire emergency Call for help at 3-3333 and give the following
          information:

          a)         Name and telephone number of the person reporting the incident.
          b)         Location of the incident. (Building and/or area within the building)
          c)         Type of hazard:         chemical
                                             radioactive
                                             gas (odor )
          d)         Identity of the material involved (if available) and approximate amount
          e)         Identify the type of incident (Spill, Injury, Fire).
          f)         Injuries:       No
                                     Yes - Request EMS immediately.

3.        EC shall be contacted by the Police and will proceed to the scene. If the EC is not
          available, a police unit and EP personnel will be dispatched to the scene, and advised as
          to possible hazards and to keep a safe distance.

4.        Stand by for unit evaluation. The University Emergency Management Director may
          contact the Fire Department HAZMAT Response Unit to notify that an incident is in
          progress and to be prepared to mobilize.

5.        If the HAZMAT Unit was called to mobilize, notify the police unit on scene as to the
          HAZMAT Unit response time and stand by to provide further information to the
          HAZMAT Unit.




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3.2       INCIDENT NOTIFICATION: LEVEL II

2.        Proceed to the scene. If the EC is not available, a police unit will be dispatched to the
          scene, and advise police unit as to possible hazards and to keep a safe distance.

3.        The Emergency Management Director will notify the police unit on scene as to the FD
          response time and stand by to provide information as requested.

4.        The Emergency Management Director will manage the utilization of an the emergency
          notification system to initiate evacuation and notification.

5.        If requested to do so, contact local police department, and/or the Atlanta/Fulton Co.
          Emergency Management Agency for additional support.




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3.3       INCIDENT RESPONSE: LEVEL I

          Upon notification that an emergency has occurred involving hazardous waste, the
          Emergency Coordinator shall implement the following actions.

1.        Determine the nature and location of the emergency, and if available the materials
          involved.

2.        Gather all reference materials as needed to determine the characteristics and hazards
          associated with the wastes involved.

3.        Based on the information, determine if the incident can be safely mitigated using the
          available resources (Response Level I). If this cannot be accomplished proceed to
          Response Level II.

4.        Determine the appropriate evacuation area, and if necessary request assistance from the
          GSU Police to secure the area.

5.        Gather the necessary materials and proceed with clean-up.

6.        Following completion of the clean-up, notify personnel that the area is safe to enter.

7.        Convene debriefing as appropriate.

8.        Make arrangements for disposal of the clean-up debris.

9.        Complete the spill report to the Environmental Protection Division.




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3.4       INCIDENT RESPONSE: LEVEL II

4.        Assist in establishing a command post remote from the scene and communications with
          scene and appropriate outside agencies.

5.        If there are any injuries, advise as to the proper first-aid pending the arrival of emergency
          medical personnel.

6.        Using identity of the suspect material, preliminarily determine the evacuation area
          necessary and advise the GSU Police pending the arrival of the HAZMAT Unit.

7.        Provide assistance to the HAZMAT Unit as requested.

8.        Contact GSU Public Relations Officer and inform of command post location.

9.        Following completion of the clean-up, notify personnel that the area is safe to enter.

10.       Convene debriefing as appropriate.

11.       Make arrangements for disposal of the clean-up debris.

12.       Complete the spill report to the Environmental Protection Division.




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4.0       Emergency Support Services

         The following agencies have been contacted, and have agreed to provide services as
described in this plan. In addition, these agencies shall be provided with access to the GSU
facilities for the purpose of familiarizing themselves with the layout and locations of hazardous
waste stored at GSU.

 4.1      Police Department

        The primary role of the GSU Campus Police Department during an emergency situation
is to secure the area and maintain site control as requested by the EC or Fire Department Incident
Commander. In the event that the police are dispatched to an emergency involving hazardous
materials or suspect hazardous materials involvement, the officer shall take the following action.

1.        Evaluate the situation from a safe distance.

2.        If a chemical spill has occurred or there is evidence of a chemical spill (ie. strong
          chemical odors, irritating fumes, dense chemical cloud etc.) do not enter the area.

          a.         Do Not Enter The Area.
          b.         If the door to the area is locked do not attempt to open it.
          c.         If possible determine the source of the spill (container type, size, and quantity),
                     and the type materials involved (chemical name).
          d.         Advise dispatch of the situation to relay the information to the EC.

3.        If a fire involving hazardous materials is observed, take appropriate action for evacuation,
          including activation of building alarm system, and advise dispatch of fire. If it is safe to
          do so control fire using fire extinguisher.

4.        If injuries are observed, advise dispatch and request EMS. Administer first aid as needed,
          taking care not to expose yourself to the chemicals involved.

5.        Establish a restricted area as requested by the EC or Fire Department Incident
          Commander.

6.        Isolate and keep isolated any person, including police officers who have been exposed to
          the spilled chemicals.

7.        Clear the restricted area of non-effected personnel and /or non-emergency personnel.

8.        Advise Communications Officer if the building supervisor or senior researcher are
          needed.




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 4.2      Fire Department

         The Atlanta Fire Department maintains a HAZMAT response team (Squad 4 HAZMAT
Response Unit), which is trained to respond to hazardous materials emergencies including spills,
fires, and explosions. In the event of an emergency occurring at GSU which involves fire and/or
hazardous materials, and requires outside assistance, the Fire Department would respond with
three engine companies (two Truck Companies, Squad 4 HAZMAT Unit, plus one rescue unit).
         Upon arrival of the Fire Department at the scene, Incident Command shall be assumed by
the Senior Fire Officer. The Incident Commander shall also assume the responsibility for
ordering further evacuation of the area as appropriate. The EC would stand by to provide
information regarding the hazardous materials involved and the university facility, as well as any
additional assistance available.
         Following containment of the situation, the Incident Commander shall notify the EC. The
EC shall arrange for further clean-up of the area as appropriate.

 4.3      Hospital and Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

         In the event of an emergency situation, the emergency room at Grady Hospital shall be
contacted, and notified of the situation. Grady Hospital has personnel and facilities equipped to
treat injured personnel, including decontamination for chemical or radiological exposures.
         EMS shall be accessed through the GSU Police which has established arrangements with
local EMS. These personnel shall take direction from the EC or Fire Department Incident
Commander who is in charge of the scene.




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5.0       Personnel Training and Medical Requirements

The following are minimum training requirements for personnel who will respond to incidents
involving hazardous materials:

Emergency Coordinators: Emergency coordinators shall receive a minimum of 40 hours of
initial training.

          Identification of hazardous substances and associated risks
          Operation of the MSDS database to obtain information on hazardous substances
          Knowledge of local resources to obtain emergency services
          Knowledge of basic hazard and risk assessment techniques
          Know how to select and use proper personal protective equipment
                  Air Purifying Respirators (APR)
                  Chemical protective clothing
                  Air Monitoring Equipment
                          Photo ionization Detector
                          Combustible Gas Meter
                          Dreager Pump and Detector Tubes
                          Combination O2, LEL, CO, H2S monitor
                          First Defender
                          Etc.
          Knowledge of basic control, containment and/or confinement operations within the
          capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available.
          Knowledge of implementation of basic decontamination procedures.
          Implementation of incident command system
          Implementation of emergency response plan
          Implementation of the local emergency response plan
          Knowledge of the state emergency response plan and the Federal Regional Response
          Team

Hazardous Materials Technicians: Hazardous Waste Technicians shall receive a minimum of
8 hours of initial training in the following areas.

          Identification of hazardous substances and associated risks
          Knowledge of local resources to obtain emergency services
          Knowledge of basic hazard and risk assessment techniques
          Know how to select and use proper personal protective equipment




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Appendix A: Figures

Figure 1: GSU Campus and Vicinity




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Appendix B: Evacuation Procedures

Building Evacuation

          1.         All building evacuations will occur when an alarm sounds (e.g., fire alarm) and/or
                     upon notification by University Police or other authority.

          2.         When the building evacuation alarm is activated or verbal notification is provided,
                     occupants are to leave by the nearest marked exit and alert others to do the same.
                     Directions may be given as to the location of a safe assembly area. However, if
                     no directions are conveyed proceed to the outside of the building.

          3.         Once outside, occupants should proceed to a clear area that is a least 500 feet
                     away from the affected building. Keep streets, fire lanes, hydrant areas and
                     walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel. During periods of
                     inclement weather relocate to alternate building which will be determined at the
                     time of the crisis and conveyed to all persons affected.

          4.         Do not allow occupants to return to an evacuated building unless told to do so by
                     a university official following release of the scene by fire/police or other agency.

          5.         Elevators should be reserved for use by disabled persons.

                     NOTE: DO NOT USE THE ELEVATORS IN CASES OF FIRE AND/OR
                     EARTHQUAKE.

Building Evacuation for the Disabled

          1.         An individual who is disabled, for evacuation purposes, is defined as anyone with
                     a permanent or temporary disability who for whatever reason is unable to evacuate
                     a building using the stairwell.

          2.         In an emergency situation, it is critical that the individual who is disabled is
                     familiar with his/her needs during evacuation. The individual who is disabled is
                     expected to convey these needs to supervisors or instructors at the earliest possible
                     date. The responsibilities below are important to follow.

                     a.         Seek out persons who would be able to assist in an emergency.

                     b.         Know the safest method people could use to assist and how many people
                                are needed to provide that assistance.

                     c.         Be prepared to explain how and where a person(s) should provide support.
                                Practice instructions beforehand.


                     d.         Place a sign on the chair with above instructions if there are
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                                communication difficulties.

                     e.         Carry a loud whistle, horn or similar device that can be operated. It may
                                be used to alert people of location if trapped.

                     f.         While attending class, be in a position near a doorway for easier exit. Do
                                not block doorway.

          3.         Emergency Procedures - General Guidelines

                     a.         Remain calm.

                     b.         Never use an elevator in a fire or tornado emergency.

                     c.         Treat every alarm as an actual emergency.

                     d.         In a fire emergency, the first choice is evacuation.

                     e.         Leave all material in room/class to avoid wasting time.

                     f.         Follow signs to exits.

                     g.         Be prepared to abandon electric chair, if applicable.

                     h.         Avoid smoke filled stairwells.

                     i.         If volunteers would not be able to assist safely, opt to wait in a safe
                                location for emergency personnel.

                     j.         For fire emergencies never re-enter a building until permitted by
                                emergency personnel.

          4.         Building Evacuation - Self Building Exit

                     a.         If way to exit is clear, and self evacuation is possible, do so immediately.

                     b.         Go to nearest exit - enter if clear - and exit the building.

                     c.         If nearest exit is smoke filled, go to alternate exit and evacuate
                                immediately.

                     d.         If primary and alternate exits are smoke filled, distance present location
                                from smoke and flames.

                     e.         If area becomes smoke filled, get on the floor.
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          5.         Assisted Building Exit

                     a.         Faculty, staff or other volunteers can assist in evacuating building and
                                should follow instructions for assisting disabled evacuation.

                     b.         If it is not possible to safely evacuate from a clear stairwell, take a position
                                behind the closed fire door until rescue staff arrive.

                     c.         If area becomes smoke filled, try to get on the floor.

Assisting Disabled Evacuation

          1.         Assisting the user of a wheelchair

                     a.         Remember: Wheelchairs have parts not designed to handle the stress of
                                lifting.

                     b.         Never carry the person while in the wheelchair. However, a manual chair
                                can be used to assist the evacuation process.

                     c.         Prior to moving the person, check for life-support equipment.

                     d.         DO NOT take an electric chair up/down stairs. Abandon the chair and
                                carry the person.

                     e.         Consult the person in the chair regarding the best way to evacuate (the
                                number of people needed, how to use manual chair, ways to lift, etc.)

                     f.         If person is unable to speak clearly, look for a sign on the chair with
                                printed instructions.

                     g.         If the individual with the disability cannot be safely carried up/down stairs,
                                do not attempt to do so. Position the person in the safest place possible
                                according to the emergency.

                     h.         Alert emergency personnel of person's location.

          2.         Assisting the Visually Impaired

                     a.         Offer to assist the visually impaired to a safe location.

                     b.         Have the person take your elbow.

                     c.         The visually impaired will be responsible for guide dogs.
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          3.         Assisting the Hearing Impaired

                     a.         Alert the hearing impaired that an emergency exists.

                     b.         Use gestures/notes to indicate type of emergency.

          4.         Assisting the Mobility Impaired

                     a.         Offer assistance.

                     b.         If help is requested, assist as directed to a safe location.

          5.         General Guidelines for Evacuation

                     a.         Remain Calm

                     b.         Be familiar with the distinct signals.

                     c.         Know primary and alternate routes of evacuation or exit.

                     d.         Never use an elevator in a fire or tornado emergency.

                     e.         Leave all materials in the room to avoid wasting time.

                     f.         Do not move persons with disabilities without first asking them.

                     g.         For fire emergencies never re-enter a building until permitted by
                                emergency personnel.

Campus Evacuation

          1.         Evacuation of all or part of the campus grounds will be announced by University
                     Police or other authority.

          2.         All persons should be instructed to immediately vacate the site in question and
                     relocate to another part of the campus grounds as directed.

          3.         If necessary, transportation will be established to relocate persons from an
                     affected area to safe refuge.




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Appendix C: Emergency Procedures

       The following sections outline the actions which will be followed during an emergency
involving hazardous waste occurring on the GSU campus.

Flammable Conditions:

In the event that combustible vapors in excess of 5% of the lower explosive limit (LEL) or strong
odors are detected, the following actions shall be initiated.

1.        Eliminate all ignition sources, no smoking, and cut-off electrical supply at a location
          away from the vapors. Do not turn on/off electric switches if strong odors are present
          unless the switch is intrinsically safe.

2.        Remove personnel away from odors to an upwind location.

3.        Call the Fire Department (9-911) and notify of the situation. Provide the answering
          personnel with the call back number(s), location, directions, and situation assessment.

4.        If it is safe to do so, ventilate the area.

No further response will be initiated until the level of vapor has diminished below 5% LEL.


Fire:

In the event of a fire or explosion, the local fire department should be summoned immediately.
Upon their arrival the EC will advise the fire commander of the location, nature and
identification of the hazardous materials present.

If it is safe to do so, employees may:

1.        Use fire fighting equipment available on-site to control or extinguish the fire.

2.        Remove or isolate flammable or other hazardous materials which may contribute to the
          fire.




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Appendix C: Emergency Procedures

Spill Containment Procedure

In the event of an incident involving the release of hazardous materials on GSU property, the
personnel working with the material when the spill occurred shall:

          1.         Eliminate all ignition sources.

          2.         If available, run fume hoods to vent vapors from the room and prevent their
                     spread to other areas of the building.

          3.         Locate the source of the spillage and stop the flow if it can be done safely.

          4.         Begin containment and recovery of the spilled materials.

          5.         Contact EP at (404) 413-3551 to arrange for pick-up and disposal of the spill
                     clean-up materials.

If the release can not be contained using the resources available at the scene of the incident,
personnel shall:

          1.         Eliminate all ignition sources.

          2.         If available, run fume hoods to vent vapors from the room and prevent their
                     spread to other areas of the building.

          3.         Secure the area of the spill (ie. close doors, etc.) and notify the EC.

          4.         The EC shall evaluate the situation. If the incident can not be safely handled
                     using the resources available the EC shall initiate the Incident Response Program.




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Appendix C: Emergency Procedures

Chemical Exposures

Any person who becomes ill or injured as a result of a chemical exposure shall receive prompt
medical attention. Injured personnel shall be decontaminated prior to treatment to the greatest
extent practical in order to protect the safety of aid givers. If the injuries are minor, full
decontamination should be performed. However, if the patient is seriously injured, at least
partial decontamination should be completed (ie. complete disrobing of the victim and redressing
in clean coveralls or wrapping in a blanket). First-aid should be administered while awaiting
EMS.
        Anyone being transported to a clinic or hospital for treatment should take with them
information on the chemical(s) they have been exposed to at the site.

First-aid Measures

In the event that personnel exposure symptoms occur the following general procedures will be
followed. If detailed information regarding the chemicals involved is available (e.g., Material
Safety Data Sheets), more specific measures may be added.

          Eye Contact: Flush eye immediately with copious amounts of water and repeat until
          irritation is eliminated.

          Skin Contact: Wash exposed area with soap and water.

          Inhalation: Remove person to fresh air. If respiratory failure, perform CPR and seek
          medical attention.

          Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting.




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Appendix D: Protective Equipment and Levels of Protection

Protective Equipment

The selection of the appropriate level of protection shall be based on the nature of the chemical
spilled and Photo ionization detector (PID) readings taken in the breathing zone. The following
are general descriptions of the levels of protective equipment with which EP is equipped and
staffed to respond.

Level D:             Chemical Resistant Gloves
                     Chemical Resistant Boots
                     Chemical Resistant Coveralls
                     Splash Protection (safety glasses, face shield, etc.)

Level C:             Chemical Resistant Gloves
                     Chemical Resistant Boots
                     Chemical Resistant Coveralls
                     Splash Protection (safety glasses, face shield, etc.)
                     Air Purifying Respirators

Personal Decontamination

Level D:             Segregated equipment drop
                     Outer boot and glove wash
                     Remove chemical resistant outer boots
                     Remove chemical resistant outer gloves
                     Remove hard hat, and splash protection
                     Respirator decontamination
                     Remove inner disposable gloves
                     Hand and face wash

Level C:             Segregated equipment drop
                     Remove chemical resistant outer boots
                     Remove chemical resistant outer gloves
                     Remove chemical resistant coveralls
                     Remove hard hat, and splash protection
                     Remove air purifying respirator
                     Respirator decontamination
                     Remove inner disposable gloves
                     Hand and face wash




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Appendix E: Emergency Equipment Inventory and Locations

Environmental Programs, Alumni Hall
Location: 30 Courtland Street, G88 Suite – Alumni Hall Building
Telephone: (404) 413-3551


Air Monitoring Equipment:

                    Combustible Gas Detector
                    Industrial Scientific Corp. TMX410 - Four Gas Monitor (Oxygen, Nitrogen
                     Dioxide, Hydrogen Sulfide, and LEL)
                    Draeger Pump with Colorometric Detector Tubes
                    Mini-Rae - photo ionization detector
                    Bacharach photo ionization mercury monitor
                    AIM Single gas monitor - Carbon Monoxide Monitor

Other Detection Equipment:

                    First Defender Portable Raman Spectrometer

Personal Protective Equipment:

                    Personal full face Air Purifying Respirators
                    Respirator Cartridges: Organic Vapor/P100
                    Personal ½ face Air Purifying Respirators
                    Respirator Cartridges: P100
                    Disposable Nitrile gloves
                    Safety Glasses
                    Laboratory Coats




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Appendix E: Emergency Equipment Inventory and Locations

Location: Parking Lot - L Cage and Closet


Personal Protective Equipment:

                    Tyvek Coveralls
                    Tyvek Boot Covers
                    Laboratory Coats
                    Safety Glasses
                    Disposable Nitrile Gloves
                    Silver Shield Gloves
                    Chemical Resistant Boots
                    Rubber Aprons
                    SCBA Tanks, harnesses and masks


Spill Clean-up Equipment:

                    Sorbent Booms
                    Universal Sorbent
                    Formaldehyde Sorbent
                    Whisk brooms with dust pans
                    Vermiculite
                    Trash Bags
                    Various Sized Fiber, Poly, and Glass Containers




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Appendix E: Emergency Equipment Inventory and Locations

Waste Accumulation Area HW I
Location: 95 Decatur Street - Classroom Building South

Fire Control Equipment:

                    10# Class ABC Fire Extinguisher

Personal Protective Equipment:

                    Safety Glasses
                    Disposable Nitrile Gloves
                    Chemical Resistant Outer Gloves (Nitrile/PVC/Silver Shield)

Spill Clean-up Equipment:

                    Mercury Sorbent
                    Sorbent Pads
                    General Absorbent (vermiculite)
                    Acid Spill Kit (1 liter size) (Stored in Truck)
                    Caustic Spill Kit (1 liter size) (Stored in Truck)




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Appendix E: Emergency Equipment Inventory and Locations

Collins Building
Location: 30 Collins Street

                     Qty                                          Description

Personal Protective Equipment:

                      1 each               Box of Wilson HEPA, Mercury and Unisorb cartridges
                      8 each               Mersorb Air Purifying Respirator (APR) Cartridges


Spill Clean-up Equipment:

                      1 each               55 gallon Steel Open Top Drum Containing Spill Containment
                                           Equipment
                      1 each               65 Gallon Steel open top Over pack Drum
                      1 each               Spill Containment Pallet
                      1 each               Long Handled Sweep Broom
                      1 each               Long Handled Flat Shovel
                      1 each               Long Handled Floor Mop
                      1 each               Mop Bucket
                      1 kit                Mercury Spill Clean-up Kit




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Appendix F: Distribution List

Georgia Environmental Protection Division
205 Butler Street SE, Suite 1154
Atlanta, GA 30334
Contact: Mr. Bruce Khaleghi

City of Atlanta Fire Department
675 Ponce DeLeon Avenue, NE, Suite 2001
Atlanta, GA 30308-1807
Contact: Fire Chief

Atlanta Fire Department, Station 4
125 Ellis Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
Contact: HAZMAT Unit Captain

Grady Hospital
80 Butler Street SE
Atlanta, GA 30335
Contact: Ms. Barbara Bilek

EQ Industrial Services, Inc.
470 Great SW Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30336
Contact: Mr. Bob Colapietro

Georgia State University Police
253 1 Park Place South
Atlanta, GA 30303
Contact: Ms. Connie B. Sampson

Georgia State University Police
253 1 Park Place South
Atlanta, GA 30303
Contact: Mr. Mike Raderstorf

Georgia State University
Office of Research Integrity
Environmental Programs
P. O. Box 3999
Atlanta, GA 30302-3999
Attn: Mr. Michael Thompson




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