Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 21:34:04 -0400
Reply-To: "Erik A. Talley" <erikt**At_Symbol_Here**ETALLEY.COM>
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From: "Erik A. Talley" <erikt**At_Symbol_Here**ETALLEY.COM>
Subject: Re: Chemical Spill Clean Up Restrictions
In-Reply-To: <4702D996.50908**At_Symbol_Here**>
Dear Larry,

You can view the guide my office at Cornell provides to lab staff at:

This document reviews when lab personnel can clean a spill, etc.

Also, the ACS Guide for Chemical Spill Response Planning in Laboratories is
available on-line at:

The document was published by the ACS Lab EHS Task Force in 1995 and still
contains a lot of good information.


Erik Talley

-----Original Message-----
From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of
Larry D. McLouth
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2007 7:52 PM
To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Spill Clean Up Restrictions

All -

We are reviewing our spill clean up guidelines.  I was hoping you could 
answer some questions regarding your policies and practices.

Do you permit staff to clean spills?

Do you have any restrictions based on either the volume/quantity of 
material spilled or the time it would take to clean it up?  For example, 
not allowing staff to clean up liquids spills that exceed a liter or a 
spill that would take 2 people more than an hour to clean?

Do you restrict spill clean up based on the chemical's toxicity or 
reactivity?  For example, not allowing staff to clean spills of acutely 
toxic materials or materials with an NFPA Health rating of 4?



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