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Planning for a Hazardous Material Emergency

Planning for a Hazardous Material Emergency

Accidents do happen. Make sure you’re prepared!

You do everything you can to make sure your facility is as safe as possible. You hire all of the right people, and you make sure they have the proper training. You make sure all equipment and PPE are in proper, working order. And, you regularly audit the safety of your facility. Sometimes, however, accidents happen and you will want to make sure everyone involved knows exactly what to do!

Someone in Charge

For starters, there should be one person that’s the designated leader for emergency situations. This person will be responsible for identifying what needs to be done and making sure it gets done in an emergency situation. This person should work closely with fellow employees to figure out a clear contingency plan and then make sure it is executed should the need arise.

The Right Gear

No matter what type of business or facility you have, a fire extinguisher is required. However, when hazardous materials are involved there isn’t one extinguisher that will work for every situation. Fire extinguishers and other safety gear should always be readily available and kept in perfect working order even when not in use.

First Responders

When you hear “first responders”, your first thought is probably EMS or firefighters. But when an accident happens in your facility, the first responders will be your employees. Ensuring your employees get the best training available is a huge step toward keeping your facility safe in an emergency situation. If you need hazardous material training, call AEG Environmental today!

Who to Call

In an emergency, 911 will be your first call. However, the paramedics, police, and firefighters have limited hazardous material training. When there is an emergency involving hazardous materials, you can count on AEG Environmental to contain the situation.


No matter what kind of environmental issue you may have, AEG Environmental can help. We handle every situation with care, dedication, and a commitment to exemplary customer service. When you have an emergency, you can rely on us! Need training? We can handle that too! We train in a wide variety of environmental management areas so that your company can remain compliant with EPA, DOT, and OSHA. Make sure to check out our blog for the latest and greatest in the waste management world! You should also follow us on social media for updates.

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