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Revised: March 1, 2005 Page 1 UCSB Environmental Health & Safety

Summary: Revised: March 1, 2005 Page 1
UCSB Environmental Health & Safety
Emergency Response Guidelines:
Environmental Health and Safety staff routinely respond to a variety of
situations including hazardous materials spill-cleanups, odor complaints, pickup
of abandoned chemicals and related alarms (see Attachment). EH&S has a staff
member on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to either: a) provide technical
assistance to first responders and act as liaison to outside agencies, or b) provide
direct assistance for lower-level incidents.
At no time will an EH&S staff member put themselves at risk in an emergency
situation beyond their training and capability. First responders (Fire and Police)
are safety personnel who are responsible for rescue involving life-threatening
Revised: March 1, 2005 Page 2
The purpose of this attachment is to define the types and levels of incidents that
EH&S is capable of responding to.
I. Hazmat Response Levels and Procedures
There are 4 levels of personnel protection associated with hazmat response
(Levels A through D) depending on the degree of hazard. For example, Level B


Source: Akhmedov, Azer - Department of Mathematics, University of California at Santa Barbara


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