Presentation on theme: "Hazardous Chemical Spill Response and Containment Program"— Presentation transcript:
1 Hazardous Chemical Spill Response and Containment Program
2 Organizations have two options for responding to a chemical spill: OSHA Standard 29 CFR Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)Organizations have two options for responding to a chemical spill:Evacuate all employees and call in professional emergency response personnelORRespond internally
3 Companies that opt to respond internally to chemical spills must have an emergency response plan that includes comprehensive training for employees.OSHA forbids the involvement of untrained employees in responding to a spill.
4 In the event of a chemical spill: Alert and evacuate all non-essential personnelShut off electrical equipment and stop all hot workAdminister first aid to victimsRemove them to fresh airRemove contaminated clothing and flush contaminated skin and eyes with water for 15 minutes.If anyone has been injured or exposed to toxic chemicals or chemical vapors, call 911 and seek medical attention immediately.
5 Confine the spill Close any doors if possible Prevent people from entering the area by blocking off areas leading to the spillPost staff by entrances to warn people and direct them away from the spill
6 Emergency response personnel who perform spill control work are expected to: Wear the proper protective clothing and equipmentFollow the established standard operating procedures for spill controlBe trained in the use and care of spill control equipmentBe trained in the associated hazards of spill containment workRead and understand MSDS formsConduct practice drills
7 Standard equipment for spill control work A portable spill cart
8 Portable Spill Cart Should contain at least the following items: Mops and broomsAbsorption materials such as pads, blankets, pillowsAcid NeutralizersBarricade devices (mesh or tape)PPE (gloves, face shields, aprons, coveralls)
9 The chemical’s MSDS is the best reference for this information. A spill should be contained and cleaned based on the chemical’s physical and hazardous properties.Occupational Safety and Health Administration(Non-Mandatory Form)Form Approved OMB No The chemical’s MSDS is the best reference for this information.
10 Mercury Accidental Release Measures Remove all sources of ignitionVentilate area of leak or spillWear appropriate PPE:A full-face piece positive-pressure, air-supplied respiratorImpervious protective clothing including boots, gloves, lab coat, apron or overalls to prevent skin contactUse chemical safety goggles and/or a full face shield where splashing is possible.Clean up spills in a manner that does not disperse dust into the airReduce airborne dust and prevent scattering by moistening with water
11 Phosphoric Acid Accidental Release Measures Ventilate the areaWear appropriate PPE:Full-face piece positive-pressure, air-supplied respiratorImpervious protective clothing including boots, gloves, lab coat, apron or coverallChemical safety goggles and/or a full face shieldNeutralize spill with alkaline materialAbsorb with an inert material
12 I.D. Red (Liquid) Accidental Release Measures Eliminate all ignition sourcesPut on appropriate PPESplash gogglesChemical resistant gloves and synthetic apronRespirator if ventilation is inadequateAbsorb with an inert materialUse detergent to clean the floor and all other contaminated objectsFinish cleaning with water
13 Accident Investigation The safety coordinator and the emergency response team should investigate the incidentWhat caused the spill?How can this type of accident be prevented in the future?Critiques should also be done after an incidentEvaluate what worked and what did notHow could the incident be better handled the next time?
14 Medical Surveillance Program The program should:Assess and monitor the individual’s health and fitnessProvide emergency and other treatment as neededKeep accurate records for future reference
15 Handle ALL Chemicals with Caution Only trained personnel are allowed to respond to a chemical spillRefer to the MSDS for proper use, storage, cleanup and disposal of a chemicalUse proper PPE when working with chemicalsBe aware of the chemical’s physical and hazardous properties to prevent a chemical reactionTHESE PREVENTATIVE MEASURES WILL ENSURE THE SAFETY OF ALL PERSONNEL WHEN WORKING WITH CHEMICALS.