This section focuses on planning and response for spills or releases of chemicals and hazardous materials.
A spill is the release of a hazardous material to an undesired location, resulting in increased hazard or potential hazard to people, property or environment. When a spill occurs or is discovered, action appropriate for the circumstances must be initiated.
Note: University-wide emergency procedures are addressed in the University of Iowa Critical Incident Management Plan (CIMP) which applies to all University units. Units should supplement the plan if/as needed to address individual needs of the unit while remaining in compliance with the plan.