13.3 Spill Kit Supplies

A list of spill supplies is available at University Biochemistry Stores. Pre-assembled kits are available that can be customized with the necessary neutralizers, etc. for your specific lab needs. Supplies are also available from lab and safety catalogs.

Basic Kit Supplies:

  • Chemical Resistant Container for Kit
  • Universal Absorbents
  • Goggles, Gloves
  • Disposable Coverall or Apron
  • Shoe Covers
  • Dust Pan and Whisk Broom for Solids
  • Hazardous Waste Labels

Add as needed in your area:

  • Personal Protective Equipment such as face shields, aprons, boots.
  • General neutralizing agents such as sodium bicarbonate for acids, and citric acid or sodium bisulfate for bases.
  • Agent specific neutralizers available for acids, bases, formaldehyde and solvents.
  • Mercury collection sponges.
  • Specialized supplies for air or water reactive chemicals and Hydrofluoric Acid.
  • Only add respirators if additional training and program requirements have been met.

Resource

Spill Response Guide: Spill Kits, Absorbents and Neutralizers