Emergency Tips: HARMFUL WASTE

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* Stay out of affected areas.

* Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.

* Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.

* Turn off the HVAC system if there is a sewage damage.


* Attempt cleanup of any kind.

* Touch or handle items that might be contaminated with bodily fluids.

* Eat, drink, smoke, apply cosmetics or handle contact lenses in affected areas.

If exposed to harmful waste, OSHA recommends a post-exposure medical evaluation. Consult your local health department or physician.