ERP: Hazardous Material Spill Procedures

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In Case of Emergency: Dial 911

Contact Info

MCC Police Department
Campus Phone: 1200
Other Phone: 816.604.1200

City Police Department: 911

Fire Department: 911

Ambulance: 911

Environmental Health & Safety
SDS for Emergencies contact
604.1124 or 604.1370

HAZMAT Response: 800.229.5252

 

Overview

Despite the best efforts of employees and students to practice safe science in the laboratory, accidents resulting in the release of chemicals will occur. For this reason, it is essential that all laboratory personnel have a spill response plan that includes appropriate procedures and materials to adequately contain and clean up a chemical spill. The following procedures should be used as a guide to help laboratory personnel design an effective spill control plan for their laboratory. These procedures tell you how to prepare your own spill kit and give you step-by-step instructions for spill cleanup. They also outline when and who to call for assistance.

After any incident, an incident report should be completed with the MCC police. MCC needs to know about all spill events to protect its employees and students, try to prevent other events in the future by providing training, and comply with federal, state and local regulations related to hazardous materials and exposures.

All Other Hazardous Material Spill

Equipment
  • Absorbent – Oil Dri
  • Dust pan and broom
  • pH paper from Facilities Services office
  • Baking soda
  • Dawn soap
  • Pipettes
  • PPE: gloves safety glasses/face mask
  • Rigid sealable container/Sturdy Cardboard Box
  • Tape
  • Sharpie/Marker
  • Small Ziploc bags
  • Tongs
  • Trash bags
  1. All response procedures shall be performed with the buddy system. Put on the appropriate personnel protective equipment (PPE). Always check PPE for tears or damage before wearing.

    Gloves: Mandatory for all clean-up.
    Safety glasses/goggles: Mandatory for all clean-up.

  2. If large liquid spill with potential to spread, contain the spill using absorbent clay (Oil-Dri) by spreading around the perimeter. This will prevent the spill from spreading under refrigerators, cabinets, equipment, drains, or corridors.
  3. If liquid, use tongs to drop in pH strip and determine pH level.
    • If pH < (less than) 3, use baking soda.
    • If pH > (greater than) 3, use the absorbent clay.
    • Using tongs to stir around to absorb all liquids and turn into a paste.
  4. With a dust pan scoop the solid or clay/absorbed chemical mixture into a ridged sealable container/sturdy cardboard box lined with a plastic bag.
  5. Wash the spill surfaces of trace amounts of the spilled chemical with water and a small amount of Dawn dishwashing soap mixture. Rinse the area after fifteen (15) minutes.
  6. Place ridged sealable container/sturdy cardboard box and all personal protective equipment (PPE) used in the cleanup in a trash bag. Mark and date bag with a "Hazardous Waste" label. Transport to lab storage or facilities storage area for bi-annual hazardous waste pick-up for disposal.
  7. Fill out Hazardous Waste Determination Form for collected spill material and contact Risk & Compliance Manager at 816-604-1124 for any further disposal instructions.
Last Modified: 9/12/14