While your mind may be contemplating what to do if you hear a ‘code blue’ at Walmart, knowing how to act if a “code orange” graces your ears is just as important. Common Cents Mom was able to uncover most of Walmart’s special codes and according to the website, “code orange” indicates a chemical spill.
The four general steps to follow when faced with a chemical spill are to announce the spill, limit the spill (safety permitting), block off the area around the hazard, and clean up accordingly (via Safety Management Group).
You may be thinking the chances of coming across a chemical hazard at Walmart are rare, yet Reddit proves otherwise. One employee’s entire grocery section was blocked off due to a bleach spill in 2018 and in 2020, there were issues with management following protocol over another bleach incident. Whether or not you consider yourself a frequent Walmart shopper, staying in the know about the various warning signals in major stores guarantees a safer shopping experience.