8.3 Spill clean-up kit

The laboratory manager is responsible for maintaining spill response kits. Two spill response kits should be prepared: one placed outside the containment laboratory and one placed inside the laboratory. The kits should include the items listed below.

Spill response kit:

  • Hypochlorite solution stored in an opaque bottle (or another suitable disinfectant)
  • Respirators (1 box)
  • Gloves (1 box )
  • Laboratory gowns (4-6 disposable gowns)
  • Dustpan and brush (for disposal if necessary)
  • Chloramine tablets ( 10 tablets)
  • Paper towels
  • Soap
  • Sharps container
  • Biohazard bags
  • Goggles ( 2pairs)

Hypochlorite in solution has a limited shelf life. For a large spill, it may be better to prepare the disinfectant solution at the time of clean up.

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