Chemical Spill Kit

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Although spill control depends on the types of chemicals stored in a lab, the following list of possible spill kit items is offered as a general guideline:

1. Neutralizing agents such as sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, or sodium bisulfate, and

2. Inert absorbents such as kitty litter or vermiculite. Caution should be exercised if rags and sponges are used as some chemicals may ignite upon contact with them.

3. Vacuum line, flask and needle-nose pipette, and trap for mercury spills (if mercury is present in the lab).

4. Personal protective equipment (gloves, goggles, aprons, etc.) for the person(s) collecting the spilled material.

5. Waste disposal forms and labels, bags, a high-density polyethylene bucket and small shovel for collection of spill clean-up materials prior to disposal with EH&S.