Chemical Spill Kits

UF policy requires all chemical labs to maintain spill control materials in the event of a liquid chemical release. Although spill control depends on the types of chemicals stored in a lab, the following list of possible spill kit items is offered as a general guideline:

Neutralizing agents such as sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, or sodium bisulfate, and

Inert absorbents such as kitty litter or vermiculite. Caution should be exercised if rags and sponges are used as some chemicals may ignite upon contact with them.

Vacuum line, flask and needle-nose pipette, and trap for mercury spills (if mercury is present in the lab).

Personal protective equipment (gloves, goggles, aprons, etc.) for the person(s) collecting the spilled material.

Waste disposal forms and labels, bags, a high-density polyethylene bucket and small shovel for collection of spill clean-up materials prior to disposal with EH&S.

Use the Spill Kit Order Form to request Spill kits from EH&S.

For more information concerning clean-up requirements in your lab, please consult your Material Safety Data Sheets.