- Typically, a minor spill is less than a liter.
- A minor chemical spill is one that laboratory workers can safely handle with the resources
locally available and where there is no potential risk of health or physical hazards
(i.e. fire, explosion, or chemical exposure).
- The following minor chemical spill procedures should be used by knowledgeable and
experienced laboratory workers only:
- Alert people in the immediate area, and adjoining spaces, of the spill.
- Notify a supervisor (PI) as soon as possible and safe to do so.
- If the spilled material is flammable, turn off all ignition and heat sources.
- Confine the spill to a small area.
- Neutralize or absorb the spilled chemical with the proper clean up equipment/materials.
- Ensure that the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) is worn during the cleanup
(consult the SDS, PI, or SH&S).
- Dispose materials as hazardous waste. Properly label waste container and notify SH&S
via website for a waste pick up.