The range and quantity of hazardous substances used in University laboratories require proper pre-planning in order to respond to chemical spills. Each department chair is responsible for training and having the proper protective equipment and spill kits for the chemicals they utilize in the labs. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for chemicals should be kept in the department and a copy to Facilities for the Master Book
Chemical Spills Procedures
Notify your immediate supervisor and the Biohazard Committee Chair/Radiation Safety Officer as soon as possible after the spill so clean up and decontamination (if necessary) can be determined.
For Minor Chemical Spills
Emergency Contact Numbers for Spills
Biohazard Committee Chair/Radiation Safety Officer
Work 660.626.2474 or 2559
Director of Facilities