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7 STEPS FOR SPILL RESPONSE ASSESS THE RISK SELECT PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT CONFINE THE SPILL STOP THE SOURCE EVALUATE INCIDENT / IMPLEMENT CLEANUP DECONTAMINATE COMPLETE REQUIRED REPORTS
ASSESS THE RISK From the moment a spill occurs and throughout the response effort, determine the risks that may affect human health, the environment, and property. ALWAYS PUT SAFETY FIRST! If possible, identify the spilled material and determine how much has spilled. Use the container’s label or the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) to identify the liquid and the primary dangers posed to spill responders and the environment.
SELECT PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) Choose the appropriate PPE to safely respond to the spill. Consult MSDS and literature from chemical and PPE manufacturers for best PPE recommendations. If you are uncertain of the danger or the spilled material is unknown, assume the worst and use the highest level of protection.
CONFINE THE SPILL SPEED COUNTS! Limit the spill area by blocking, diverting, or confining the spill. Use contained absorbents including the PIG ® socks and booms found in our spill kits. Stop the spread of liquid before it has a chance to contaminate a water source. Spill kits are designed to facilitate a quick, effective response. Non-absorbent barriers, such as SPILLBLOCKER ® Dike and DRAINBLOCKER ® Drain Plug, are also available to confine liquids, minimize the spill area, and protect drains.
STOP THE SOURCE After the spill is confined, stop the source of the spill. This may simply involve turning a container upright, closing a valve, or plugging a leak from a damaged drum or container. Products such as PIG ® Repair Putty, barrel patches, and cone plugs are effective at stopping leaks. Transfer liquids from the damaged container to a new one.
EVALUATE INCIDENT IMPLEMENT CLEAN-UP Once the spill is confined with socks or dikes and the source has been stopped, it is time to reassess the incident and develop a plan of action for implementing the spill cleanup. PIG ® Pillows and PIG ® Mat Pads should be used to absorb the remainder of the spill. Simply place the pillows and pads throughout the spill area. Once the absorbents are saturated, they should be properly disposed. Used absorbents may be considered hazardous waste and should be managed properly.
TIPS FOR SPILL RESPONDERS Always begin with socks or dikes to confine spill Overlap ends of socks / dikes by at least 15cm Stop the source before implementing cleanup Use mats and pillows to quickly soak up the spill Choose pillows when depth of liquid greater than 5mm Attack spill from outside in - avoid stepping in spilled liquid Use “buddy system” - avoid responding alone Thoroughly decontaminate ALL equipment after a spill Frequently train responders - hold mock spill response drills
DECONTAMINATE Decontaminate the site, personnel, and equipment by removing or neutralizing the hazardous materials that have accumulated during the spill. An effective decontamination area ensures the health and safety of emergency responders. This may involve removing and disposing of contaminated media, such as earth, that were exposed during the spill incident.
COMPLETE REQUIRED REPORTS Complete all notifications and reporting required by local, state, and Federal guidelines for reporting spill incidents. Failure to do so can result in severe penalties! YOU SPILLED WHAT??? Medical Report Local Emergency Planning Commission National Response Center Report Company Safety Report
REMEMBER THE 7 STEPS 1 - ASSESS THE RISK Begins the moment the spill occurs and continues throughout the response 2 - SELECT PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT Protect yourself by choosing proper PPE 3 - CONFINE THE SPILL Cover drains and use socks/dikes to control the spread of liquid 4 - STOP THE SOURCE Stop the flow before attacking the spill 5 - EVALUATE INCIDENT / IMPLEMENT CLEANUP Use mats and pillows to soak up the spill 6 - DECONTAMINATE Thoroughly decontaminate personnel, equipment, and spill area 7 - COMPLETE REQUIRED REPORTS Follow all appropriate regulations