Hazardous Waste Management Program
RECOMMENDED ITEMS TO INCLUDE IN A LABORATORY SPILL KIT

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Universal absorbent pads: Suitable for the absorption of virtually all liquid chemical spills. These pads are nearly a stand alone spill kit. Available from chemical supply houses.

 
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Granular absorbent material. Available from most lab supply houses. This material comes under many different names such as zorball. Unscented kitty litter is the same product.

 

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Disposable gloves. Nitrile is resistant to a wide range of chemicals. However care should be taken in selecting the appropriate gloves for your lab. Nitrile is not suitable for protection against Phenol.

 
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Protective eyewear: Different spills will require different eyewear. Sealed goggles should be suitable for most lab spills.

 
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Mercury spill Kit: Many types are available from lab supply houses.

 
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20 Liter plastic pail (or equivalent tight closing plastic container) identified as: SPILL KIT. Used to contain spill equipment. When emptied is also useable as a disposal container for contaminated absorbents.

 
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Black garbage bags to use as a liner for the 20 Litre pail.

 
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Duct Tape:  Many creative uses exist for duct tape. They include temporary fixes for damaged containers and temporary seals for damaged lids. Remember that duct tape is a TEMPORARY solution. 

 

 

This is a generic list of supplies. Your individual needs may vary.
Contact Environmental Health and Safety for additional information.