2Spills happen! Two categories of spills: Incidental (you can handle it)Emergency (you cannot handle it)Either way, EHS is here to help!
3Incidental spillsAn incidental spill is a spill that you can handle on your own or with the help of a coworker, meaning:You have the proper spill clean up materialsYou know how to clean up the spill safelyYou have necessary PPELess than 1 gallon (small) of a low toxicity, low volatility chemical (not toxic or volatile)No injuries or exposures
4Emergency spillsEmergency spills involve more than 1 gallon (large) or involve a highly toxic or volatile chemical, additionally:If you lack experience to clean up the spillIf you lack PPEIf you lack the spill cleanup equipment
54 Steps to Incidental Spill Clean Up Step 1: Warn others and control access to the spill
64 Steps to Incidental Spill Clean Up Step 2: Wear PPE
74 Steps to Incidental Spill Clean Up Step 3: Contain and wipe up the spill
84 Steps to Incidental Spill Clean Up Step 4: Collect spill debris and dispose of the debris through EHS
94 Steps to Emergency Spill Clean Up Step 1: Warn others and evacuate the areaIf there is a fire or large scale release of toxic or flammable gases, pull the fire alarm and evacuate all building occupants. Do not allow people to evacuate through the affected area.
104 Steps to Emergency Spill Clean Up Step 2: Secure the area by closing the door, using a sign or caution tape, or posting a person at a safe distance to warn others not to enter
114 Steps to Emergency Spill Clean Up Step 3: Report the spill from a safe locationProvide responders with:Your nameCall-back numberBuilding nameLocation of the releaseName and quantity of chemical releasedTo report a spill from the Anschutz Medical Campus call 911 from a campus phone or (303)To report a spill from the Downtown Campus call 911 from a campus phone or (303)
124 Steps to Emergency Spill Clean Up Step 4: Wait for emergency responders and provide them with spill details