Our chemical spill response procedures can be found here: https://www.drs.illinois.edu/AccidentResponse/ChemicalSpill.
Basically, we approach it from the other direction-when do you need to call for help. We call for help when we have "complicated spills." If the spill does not meet the criteria for a complicated spill, it can be cleaned up by laboratory personnel.
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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