Emergency Response Agencies


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Amherst College has previously identified Emergency Response Agencies that are able to assist in the mitigation of a hazardous material incident involving but not limited to asbestos, chemicals, gas leaks and odors, oil spills and other incidents that may adversely affect the college community, the general public and/or the environment.

Emergency Response Detection Equipment


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Amherst College Physical Plant can initially respond to leaks, odors and spills involving chemicals, gasoline, natural gas, propane and other similar concerns with detection equipment currently available on site. The office of Environmental Health and Safety at Physical Plant has and maintains the following combustible gas detectors that are capable of detecting gases with a flammable range as well as oxygen, carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulfide:

Personal Protective Equipment


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Because Amherst College is currently only capable of handling "incidental spills" involving chemicals, gasoline, oil and other similar materials, our personal protective equipment needs are limited. Amherst College Hazardous Material Emergency Response Personnel have the necessary equipment to address an incident of level "C" or less. The equipment available consists of:

Hazardous Material Locations (Site Specific)

Ultimate Responsibility


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Under the direction of the Amherst College President, Dean of Faculty and the Treasurer, the Director of Facilities Management and Planning at the Physical Plant shall assume the responsibility of Emergency Director for all campus emergencies including hazardous material incidents.

Hazardous Materials Definitions and Terms


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Acute Health Hazard

a illness or injury that is associated with a single or multiple short term exposure to a chemical, element or compound.

Overview

Tornado Plan


March 2012

Emergency - Call Amherst College Police 

(413) 542-2111 

(Ambulance, Fire, Haz-Mat, Police)

Lightning Plan


June 2012

Emergency - Call Amherst College Police 

(413) 542-2111 

(Ambulance, Fire, Haz-Mat, Police)

 

 

 

 

 

Hurricane Plan


August 2012

Emergency - Call Amherst College Police 

(413) 542-2111 

(Ambulance, Fire, Haz-Mat, Police)

 

 

 

 

 

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