Laboratory Emergencies

Inhalation Exposure

Follow the steps below when there is a potential for inhalation exposure:  

  1. Stop breathing in order to avoid inhaling airborne substances, and quickly leave the room.  
  2. Signal to others to leave, close the door, and post a warning sign.    
  3. Leave the area immediately and seek fresh air.   
  4. Remove contaminated PPE and clothing, turning exposed areas inward, and place in a polyethylene bag. 
  5. Review the MSDS for the chemical involved to evaluate exposure data.  
  6. Notice any symptoms of exposure.  Call 997 for medical assistance, when needed. 
  7. Immediately seek medical attention at the closest medical facility