In Case of Emergency: Dial 911
MCC Police Department
Campus Phone: 1200
Other Phone: 816.604.1200
City Police Department: 911
Fire Department: 911
Environmental Health & Safety
SDS for Emergencies contact
604.1124 or 604.1370
HAZMAT Response: 800.229.5252
Despite the best efforts of employees and students to practice safe science in the laboratory, accidents resulting in the release of chemicals will occur. For this reason, it is essential that all laboratory personnel have a spill response plan that includes appropriate procedures and materials to adequately contain and clean up a chemical spill. The following procedures should be used as a guide to help laboratory personnel design an effective spill control plan for their laboratory. These procedures tell you how to prepare your own spill kit and give you step-by-step instructions for spill cleanup. They also outline when and who to call for assistance.
After any incident, an incident report should be completed with the MCC police. MCC needs to know about all spill events to protect its employees and students, try to prevent other events in the future by providing training, and comply with federal, state and local regulations related to hazardous materials and exposures.
All Other Hazardous Material Spill
- All response procedures shall be performed with the buddy system. Put on the appropriate
personnel protective equipment (PPE). Always check PPE for tears or damage before
Gloves: Mandatory for all clean-up.
Safety glasses/goggles: Mandatory for all clean-up.
- If large liquid spill with potential to spread, contain the spill using absorbent clay (Oil-Dri) by spreading around the perimeter. This will prevent the spill from spreading under refrigerators, cabinets, equipment, drains, or corridors.
- If liquid, use tongs to drop in pH strip and determine pH level.
- If pH < (less than) 3, use baking soda.
- If pH > (greater than) 3, use the absorbent clay.
- Using tongs to stir around to absorb all liquids and turn into a paste.
- With a dust pan scoop the solid or clay/absorbed chemical mixture into a ridged sealable container/sturdy cardboard box lined with a plastic bag.
- Wash the spill surfaces of trace amounts of the spilled chemical with water and a small amount of Dawn dishwashing soap mixture. Rinse the area after fifteen (15) minutes.
- Place ridged sealable container/sturdy cardboard box and all personal protective equipment (PPE) used in the cleanup in a trash bag. Mark and date bag with a "Hazardous Waste" label. Transport to lab storage or facilities storage area for bi-annual hazardous waste pick-up for disposal.
- Fill out Hazardous Waste Determination Form for collected spill material and contact Risk & Compliance Manager at 816-604-1124 for any further disposal instructions.