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Chemical Spill Kits

Each area where hazardous chemicals are stored should have a spill response kit available for use. Spill kits can either be purchased from a vendor or created by area personnel, but each spill kit should be equipped to handle small spills of the most common hazards in the particular area. The kit should be equipped with response and cleanup materials such as:

  • Absorbent materials such as pads, booms, oil dry or kitty litter, booms, or pillows

  • Neutralizing agents (e.g. Neutrasorb) for acids and/or bases if high volume of acids and/or bases are stored in the laboratory

  • Containers such as drums, buckets, and/or bags to containerize spilled material and contaminate debris generated during the cleanup process

  • PPE such as chemical-resistant gloves, safety glasses and/or goggles, lab coat or apron, chemical-resistant booties

  • Caution tape or some other means to warn people of the spill