• Accidental Spill of Hazardous Substance

     1.  NOTIFICATIONS

          Notify instructor or work place supervisor.
          Contact DMC Safety Office, ext. 1641.
               • Non-business hours, contact DMC Security Office, ext. 1199 (698-1199).


    2.  ACTION - RESTRICT ACCESS TO AREA OF SPILL

         One (1) gallon or less.
              • Refer to the chemical's Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for spill clean-up instructions.
                   - MSDS Section 7, "Precautions for safe handling and use."
                   - Use recommended Personal Protective Equipment.
                   - Follow other precautions listed in MSDS.
              • Use appropriate neutralizer and absorbent medium (acid vs. base).
              • Most solids can be swept-up.
              • Transfer material into appropriate container.
              • Contact DMC Safety Office at ext. 1641 for disposal.
         Mercury - Special procedures are required for any release of mercury.
              • Utilize special Mercury Spill Kit - contact DMC Safety Office for assistance and disposal.
                Over one (1) gallon.
              • Evacuate immediate area.
              • Contact DMC Safety Office, ext. 1641 (698-1641).
              • Contact DMC Security Office, ext. 1199 (698-1199).
              • Obtain MSDS and provide copy to responders.
              IF QUALIFIED, initiate recommended spill containment and other procedures, which may be safely and
              reasonably enacted.


    3.  REFER TO LABORATORY CHEMICAL HYGIENE PLAN OR WORK AREA PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED FOR
         HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE SPILLS.

         DMC Safety Manual:
              • Section XII-1: Workplace Chemical Awareness
              • Section XII-4: MSDS Resources
              • Section XIII-1: Hazardous Waste