Chemical spill

Chemical spills can result in chemical exposures and contaminations

 

 

Chemical spill

 

Whether a chemical spill can be safely cleaned up by laboratory staff depends on hazards of the chemicals, size of the spill, presence of incompatible materials and whether the staff have adequate training to safely clean up the spill

 

Emergency Spill Yellow Cabinets are located in each floor at Sackler building. Chemical spillage kit is found in the white bucket

  • Small chemical spills: low toxicity, does not present a significant fire, environmental or health hazard
  • Large chemical spills: any quantity of highly toxic chemicals or chemicals in public areas or adjacent to drains

 

 

Chemical spill kit

 

 

Guidelines to handle a small spill

  • Evacuate all non-essential persons from the spill
  • Work in couples to clean the spill
  • DO NOT ADD WATER TO THE SPILL
  • Use the Chemical spill kit (white bucket) found inside the yellow cabinet at the lobby of each floor (in from of the elevators)
  • Personal protection equipment (PPE): lab coats, goggles, appropriate chemically resistant gloves
  • Confine the spill area, do not let it spread. Use absorbent sleeves to mark the borders spill
  • Absorb the spill with pads and vermiculite (flocks found in the cabinet)
  • Collect the residue or broken bottle with tongs. Broken glasses dispose into sharp bin
  • Residue chemical pads place into a plastic bag, label the bag with the chemical name and tag as a chemical waste for pick-up, Tabib company 

 

 

Guidelines for large chemical spill: greater than 1 liter, highly toxic, volatile or flammable

  • Immediately evacuate others in the area
  • Highly toxic chemical spill requires emergency response
  • Call Emergency: Sackler Safety Officer; Av bait Sackler 03-6409740; Dr. Menachem Genut, Safety Unit 03-6407555

 

Yellow emergency cabinet with chemical spill kit (white basket)

Chemical spill kit (white basket)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protective equipment for chemical spill

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Absorvent sleeve (snake)

Mask

PVC Gloves 

Brush dustspan to collect glasses

Overshoes
 
Goggles Apron

Gas mask (if necessary, in the general cabinet)

Protective suit

Pads
Tongs

 

 
 
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