Chemical Spill Response Kits-Environmental Health & Safety - Carnegie Mellon University

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Chemical Spill Response Kits

Your EH&S laboratory inspectors have focused for some time now on the importance of having proper spill response kits in your labs.  Every lab with hazardous materials must have a kit that addresses ALL of the TYPES of hazards present (acids, bases, solvents, HF, biological materials, mercury, formaldehyde) and of sufficient quantity to address the size of spill that is safe for you to respond to.  For further information on this, please see Spill Cleanup Training Details [PDF].

Another VERY IMPORTANT point to make: BE SURE THAT EVERYONE IN THE LAB KNOWS WHERE THE SPILL KIT IS LOCATED!

EH&S can provide you with a sign or sticker to help you note where your kit is…  These can be laminated signs or stickers of various sizes.