From: "Reinhardt, Peter" <peter.reinhardt**At_Symbol_Here**YALE.EDU>
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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] How big of a spill before you call for help?
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:23:42 +0000
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
There's no rule of thumb, but this is a good ACS document to take you through the decision-making process.
Someone asked me how large of a spill they could clean up themselves without calling our internal emergency spill team. I realize it depends a lot on what was spilled, but let's assume it is something nasty like methylene chloride or benzene. Is there
a good rule of thumb for how large of a spill (outside a hood) can be cleaned up safely?
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