Laboratory Emergencies

Spill Supplies

A spill kit is an essential safety item for all laboratories.  The Safety Officer provides a basic spill kit to each laboratory that consists of:

  • Absorbent material (pads, sheets, spill socks, and paper towels) 
  • Nitrile gloves 
  • Polyethylene bags 
  • Boundary marking tape  
  • Warning sign 
  • Spill supply inventory 
  • Five gallon pail with screw top lid

PPE should also be used when responding to a spill.  These items should already be available in each laboratory: 

  1. Safety goggles  
  2. Gloves compatible with the substances used in the particular laboratory 
  3. Lab coats

Contact The Safety Officer if additional supplies are needed.