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VII. BREAKS AND SPILLS

A.  Reporting

  1. Report all spills that present a health or safety risk, or are beyond your cleanup capabilities. Call University Police (x6666)
  2. Be prepared to name the chemical, the amount, and the location of the affected area.
  3. Evacuate the area and let the Environmental Health & Safety Office evaluate the proper procedure for cleaning the spill.  (See Appendix E)

B.  Personal Safety

  1. Skin, eye or mouth contact:  flush the affected area immediately with copious amounts of fresh clean water for at least 15 minutes, then seek medical attention.
  2. Chemical contamination of clothing:  immediately remove the clothing to avoid soaking through to the skin.
  3. Contain chemical spills with sand or an absorbent material.  After clean up, wash the contaminated area thoroughly.  Collect and store contaminated materials in suitable containers for disposal.

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