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What should be in a chemical spill kit?

What should be in a chemical spill kit?

Chemical Spill Kits

  • Absorbent materials, such as pillows, pads, etc.
  • Neutralizing materials (sodium bicarbonate for acids and citric acid for bases)
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as gloves, laboratory coat and splash goggles.
  • Dustpan and broom to aid in the cleanup of solid spills.

What would you do in the case of a chemical spill?

Alert people in the area and evacuate, closing all doors. If someone has been splashed with chemicals, flush the affected area with water for at least 15 minutes. Call Poison Control, (800) 222-1222, for advice and seek medical attention as recommended. Keep people away from the spill area until EH&S responders arrive.

Where should spill kits be located?

Spill kits should be stored as close to the area where the liquid(s) the kit is designed to clean up are kept. As an example, a medical facility should store bloodborne spill kits in the lab that tests blood.

What size of spill kit do I need?

For an area with numerous small containers of 25 litres or less we would typically recommend a 50 litre grab bag or a more robust 120 litre wheelie bin. These would give an absorbency capacity of between 200-500% of a 25 litre container.

Do chemical spill kits expire?

While spill kits themselves don’t have an expiry date, the absorbents in them do — and that’s because they have a shelf life of around five years. While this is a conservative figure, there are a few factors that can affect that, mainly to do with storage.

What is spill kit?

A spill kit is used when a dangerous chemical spills or leaks in your workplace. The purpose of a spill kit is to contain, control and clean up. The hazardous substances that a spill kit can clean up include (but are not limited to): Petroleum.

What are the 3 steps to respond to a spill?

  1. Communicate the hazard. Immediately notify others working in the area and any supervisory personnel of the hazard, and if the situation warrants it, evacuate the area.
  2. Control the spill. This step focuses on ensuring that the spill does not become any worse.
  3. Contain the hazard.
  4. Clean up the spill and any damage.

What are the two main types of spill kits?

The three most common types of spill kits are:

  • General purpose spill kits. These kits are perfect to keep at the ready in case any type of hazardous liquid is spilled.
  • Oil spill kits. Oil spill kits are designed to control and absorb oil spills whilst repelling any water.
  • Chemical spill kits.

Do I need a spill kit?

The first thing to consider is whether you need a spill kit. The most likely answer to this is yes. If you store or have any liquids on your site, you should have a spill kit. This includes not only large diesel tanks and chemical containers but also the oil and fuel in the cars in your car park.

How often should spill kits be checked?

every 6 months
Spill kits must be checked every 6 months to ensure all components are present, in good condition and within expiration date and date of verification recorded. All spills must be cleaned by personnel who are properly trained and have the proper equipment to handle infectious materials and hazardous chemicals.

What Colour is a chemical spill kit?

These products may be spill pads and spill socks to suit the job, and are available in different sizes to match the size of the spill. Colour coding helps with easy identification in an emergency – for example, oil absorbents are white; water absorbents are black or grey, and chemical absorbents are yellow.