Hazardous Materials Incident

Simple Spill

  • A non-hazardous, known material which
  • Does not spread rapidly; and
  • Does not endanger people; and
  • Does not endanger the environment
  • Individual trained in spill response may clean up
  • Follow appropriate waste disposal methods. 

Major Spill or Emergency   

  • A hazardous or unknown material which
  • Spreads rapidly; and/or
  • Endangers people; and/or
  • Endangers the environment
  • Call 9-911 (internal phone) and extension 4000 or 416-675-8500

In the event of a hazardous materials incident, the following action must be taken:

Simple Spills must be cleaned up by an individual trained in spill response procedures. Consult OHS if guidance is needed. See OHS webpage for more detailed information -