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  1. CHEMICAL SPILL/INCIDENT • PREVENTION • PLANNING • EXCECUTION

  2. TOP TEN FACTORS 10.OVERFILL OF WASTE CONTAINERS 9. EXCESS STOCK 8. OLD/DETERIORATED STOCK 7. MIXING INCOMPATIBLE WASTE or CONTAINERS 6. INCOMPLETE REACTIONS

  3. TOP TEN FACTORS • UNMARKED/INCOMPLETELY MARKED CONTAINERS • “DROPs” • CLEAN-UP AFTER SOMEONE ELSE. 2. LACK OF OR FAILIUE TO FOLLOW PROCEDURES.

  4. #1 INCIDENT CAUSER * GRADUATE STUDENT - End of Term - Behind Schedule - Awake 48 Hours - Working Alone - 2 AM Sunday Morning

  5. SPILL PREPARATION ASSUME SOMETHING WILL GO WRONG AND PREPARE TO DEAL WITH IT

  6. WHAT MATERIAL IS BEING USED • HOW DOES IT REACT • HOW DANGEROUS IS IT • WHAT IS IT INCOMPATIBLE WITH

  7. INFORMATION SOURCES • GEORGIA TECH LAB SAFETY MANUAL • PRUDENT PRACTICES FOR HANDLING CHEMICALS IN LABORATORIES • MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS

  8. MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS • SECTION IV: Fire Fighting • SECTION V: Incompatibles • SECTION VI. Emergency and First Aid Procedures • SECTION VII. Release/Spill Procedures

  9. Review & Test Procedures • Trial/small scale runs • Where/what is likely to be spilled. • How will it be dealt with • Write it down! • Rehearse!

  10. SPILL KITS Each Activity Should Expect and Be Prepared to Deal with “Routine” Spill of Material - Georgia Tech Hazardous Waste Procedures.

  11. KNOW WHAT YOU WILL DO PRACTICE IT!

  12. S __________ HAPPENS!

  13. MINOR SPILLS SPILLS YOU CAN HANDLE • NOTIFY POSSIBLY EFFECTED PERSONNEL • CLEAN IT UP • BAG WASTE FOR PROPER DISPOSAL • REPLENISH SUPPLIES • EXAMINE WHAT WENT WRONG

  14. MAJOR SPILLS SPILLS YOU CAN’T HANDLE • MEDICAL ATTENTION REQUIRED • VIOLENT ON-GOING REACTION OR FIRE • HIGHLY DANGEROUS OR UNKNOWN MATERIAL

  15. WHAT TO DO • NOTIFY PERSONNEL IN AREA • CLOSE FUME HOOD/SHUT OFF EQUIPMENT • POST WARNING SIGN • PULL FIRE ALARM IF NECESSARY

  16. WHAT TO DO (#2) • Contact EH&S or Police • Remain in Area Until Released

  17. SPILL PRIORITIES • ADDRESS INJURIES • CONTAIN/ELIMINATE HAZARD • CLEAN-UP AREA • RETURN FACILITY TO FULL USE • DETERMINE CAUSE (S)