Caution:Toxic materials should not be handled and should never be flushed into the sewer.
Logic:Professionals are trained to minimize the damage potential of hazardous materials.
Leaks and Spills
There are two types of leaks and spills – toxic and non-toxic.
Toxic Leaks and Spills
Remember, many toxic chemicals do not have a taste or odor. Some can only be detected because they cause physical reactions such as watering of the eyes or nausea. If you suspect a chemical threat of any kind in your area, please follow these guidelines:
- Close off the area affected by the chemical spill or leak. Do not attempt to move any objects that may have been contaminated. Do not attempt to dispose of toxic chemicals by flushing or pouring down the sink.
- Call 911 and report: “We have a possible toxic chemical threat on the ____ floor of the Regions Tower or Regions Building, Suite ____, 333 Texas Street”.
- Notify the property management office at 318-429-1329. Alert your supervisor of the situation.
- Once you have reported the threat and closed off the affected area, have any employee that has come into contract with the chemicals wash their hands thoroughly.
- The Fire Department will provide further instructions to follow.
Non-Toxic Leaks and Spills
Non-toxic leaks or spills are those such as water leaks from sinks, ice makers, refrigerators, sprinkler heads, etc.
- These should be immediately reported to the property management office by calling 318-429-1329 or, after hours, to the security console.
- While waiting for assistance, steps should be taken by the tenant to minimize or contain the damage from these types of leaks, such as closing cut-off valves.
- Remember, even though water leaks are not toxic, significant damage can occur from these types of leaks both to the building and to your office and the offices below yours. In high-rise office buildings, water quickly travels down from floor to floor.
In downtown Shreveport, there exists a threat from natural gas pipeline leaks. The gas from these types of leaks can migrate into the building and pose a threat. Should you smell natural gas, contact the property management office immediately. Also, because of the nearby rail lines and interstate highway, there is a risk of tanker car or tanker truck spills. In these instances, we will follow the directives of the public emergency authorities.