Cleanup materials should be kept in the cabinet so they are available when a spill occurs.
- Do not remove anything from the cabinet, including your hands, to prevent dispersion outside the cabinet.
- Continue to operate the cabinet to clear the air of contaminants.
- While wearing gloves, use a clean cloth and appropriate disinfectant solution (most commonly used: freshly-prepared 10% dilution of household bleach) to:
- Clean up the spill;
- Wash interior surfaces of the cabinet, including walls and work surfaces;
- Wipe down any equipment contained within the cabinet; and
- In moderate to high-risk spills, flood catch-basins.
- Prevent the generation and escape of aerosols and contaminants from the cabinet during decontamination by working cautiously to prevent splashing materials outside the cabinet.
- Allow a 20 minute disinfectant contact period.
- To prevent corrosion of the cabinet’s stainless steel surfaces, wipe disinfected surfaces with 70% alcohol to remove the bleach.
- Put all cleanup materials in a biohazard bag (before removing from the area) and autoclave.
- Wash hands and any exposed skin with soap and water.
- Allow the cabinet to run for at least 10 minutes following cleanup prior to using again.