Guidance Document
Chemical Spill Response

The Environmental Health and Safety Department provides a chemical spill cleanup service. Lab
personnel are encouraged to seek assistance from the EHS Department if leaks or spills are detected.
There is no penalty for reporting spills.

Members of the Environmental Health and Safety Department and volunteers from other departments
comprise the Chemical Spill Response Team. The Team operates under the direction of EHS. The Team is
trained and equipped to deal with a wide variety of relatively minor chemical emergencies which involve
small quantities of hazardous materials. Team members are available by phone or pager 24 hours/day, 7
days/week, by calling the EHS Department at extension 3316.