EHS Releases New Spill Kits

Sep. 29, 2017

EHS has released new modular chemical spill kits for spill emergencies. These kits are distributed only for clean-up of emergency spills with less than one gallon of liquid. The new kits are an improvement from the old kits as they are lighter, less wasteful, and only include items that are beneficial to laboratory workers. Spill kits are located in hallways near elevators inside laboratory buildings.

EHS recommends Individual labs stock their own spill materials for routine spills and clean-up. Call EHS at 609-258-5294 to restock any part of your spill kit after emergency use.

Part 1 Spill Kits Buckets Part 1 Spill Kits Contents

The Part One pail contains two components: A toolbox and Spill PPE The Toolbox contains:

  • 1 pen, 1 marker, 3 twist ties, and 4 hazardous waste labels
  • 3 waste bags
  • 1 dustpan set
  • Length of Caution- Chemical Spill tape
  • Spill instructions insert Incorporated in the PPE are 2 bags labeled as Hot Zone and Warm Zone.

The Hot Zone bag contains:

  • 4 pairs of size large disposable nitrile gloves and 2 pairs of Tyvek shoe covers
  • 1 size extra-large disposable apron with sleeves and 1 pair of chemical splash goggles

The Warm Zone bag contains:

  • 4 pairs of size large disposable nitrile gloves and 2 pairs of Tyvek shoe covers
  • 1 size extra-large disposable apron without sleeves and 1 pair of safety glasses  

The Part Two kit consists of 2 x 5 gallon pails.

Each absorbent pail contains:

  • One 3 in. x 10 ft. absorbent sock
  • 10 universal spill pads
  • 7 pounds of loose absorbent that absorbs approximately 2 L of liquid

Part 2 Spill Kit

If you are uncomfortable with cleaning up the spill and there isn’t an emergency, you may call EHS at 609-258-5294 during business hours. If it is afterhours, you may call the Public Safety non-emergency line and request EHS, 609-258-1000.  

If there is an emergency, call Public Safety immediately. Call Public Safety at 609-258-3333 if anyone is hurt, the spill is greater than one gallon, there is a release to the environment, there is a violent reaction or fire, or any other emergency.