Hazardous materials spill

  • Take immediate action to prevent further release of the material. This may include stopping the source of the leak, containing the spill with available material, or removing sources of ignition if the spilled material is combustible.
  • Report the leak or spill to Facilities Management at (506) 364-2444 or Security at (506) 364-2228. In the Barclay Building, contact Phil Cormier at pcormier@mta.ca or (506) 536-8674.
  • Do not attempt to clean the spill unless trained to do so.
  • If you have any concerns about your safety or that of others in the area, evacuate the area immediately, closing the door behind you.
  • If you have any concerns about the safety of others in the building, activate the fire alarm to evacuate the building, using the University's evacuation procedures.
  • Move 100 metres away from the building and meet the Sackville Fire Department and/or Facilities Management staff to provide information on the leak.
  • Do not re-enter the building until advised it is safe to do so by first responders or University staff such as the building warden, members of the Security team, or Facilities Management staff.
  • Exposure to certain chemicals may require decontamination, quarantine, and/or medical attention. Seek instruction from first responders and/or Facilities Management staff.


Gas leak

If you suspect there is a gas leak in your building:

  • If you can identify and safely stop the source of the leak, do so.
  • Report the leak to Facilities Management at (506) 364-2444 or Security at (506) 364-2228.
  • If the odor is strong or is causing you to cough, wheeze, or have watery eyes, evacuate the area immediately, closing the door behind you, and activate the fire alarm to evacuate the building, using the University's evacuation procedures.
  • Move 100 metres away from the building and meet the Sackville Fire Department and/or Facilities Management staff to provide information on the leak.
  • Do not re-enter the building until advised it is safe to do so by first responders or University staff such as the building warden, members of the Security team, or Facilities Management staff.

Safety tips

  • Do not use phones or other electronics near the leak.
  • Do not turn appliances or lights on or off.
  • Do not smoke or use lights or matches.
  • Do not start any vehicles or motors.
  • If gas has ignited, leave the area, activate the fire alarm, evacuate the building, and call 911. Never attempt to extinguish a gas fire on your own. Never use water on burning gas.