Spill Cleanup

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Spill Cleanup

  1. 1. DPH/OSH RecommendationsManaging Spills and Potentially Infectious Materials Spill Cleanup ProceduresPPE: Don disposable latex or nitrile gloves and additional long cuffNitrile over gloves. Heavy Duty leather gloves may be worn foradditional protection.If the situation is severe, or if there is a large quantity of dangerous orunknown material present, don disposable tyvek suit, goggles, optionalfiltering facepiece (for odor), and protective face shield. If necessary,rubber overboots can be worn over shoes.CLEANUP:♦ Pour absorbent compound around the perimeter of the spill♦ Dilute the spill with an approved disinfectant or anti-microbial solution♦ Clean the spill area using drop cloths, absorbent pads, or a previously prepared spill kitDISPOSAL: Solid materials, drop cloths, absorbent pads, and papertowels used to clean up spill material, and disposable PPE, can becontained in red hazardous waste bags and disposed in accordancewith the facility’s hazardous waste disposal procedures.DECONTAMINATE: Clean all reusable equipment with detergentfollowed by a germicide or mild bleach solution.WASH HANDS THOROUGHLY: Recommended technique:♦ Wet hands with running water♦ Apply Handwashing agent over the entire surface of the hands♦ Vigorously rub all hand surfaces for at least ten to fifteen seconds♦ Rinse hands thoroughly with hot water♦ Dry hands

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