2 Spills happen! Two categories of spills: Incidental (you can handle it)Emergency (you cannot handle it)Either way, EHS is here to help!
3 Incidental 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
4 Emergency 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
5 4 Steps to Incidental Spill Clean Up Step 1: Warn others and control access to the spill
6 4 Steps to Incidental Spill Clean Up Step 2: Wear PPE
7 4 Steps to Incidental Spill Clean Up Step 3: Contain and wipe up the spill
8 4 Steps to Incidental Spill Clean Up Step 4: Collect spill debris and dispose of the debris through EHS
9 4 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.
10 4 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
11 4 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)
12 4 Steps to Emergency Spill Clean Up Step 4: Wait for emergency responders and provide them with spill details
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