Hazardous Materials Spill

Special procedures are required for the the spill of hazardous materials, radioactive materials, and environmental release.

Appropriate Spill Response

Laboratory personnel must follow the appropriate spill response procedures for dealing with biohazard spills, radioactive materials spills, hydrofluric acid spills, and mercury spills, including notification to Campus Security at 403.220.5333 and completion of an OARS report within 24 hours of the spill.

Do not rush, do not work alone, and do not clean up a spill until you are familiar with the properties of the chemical. Caretaking personnel are not properly trained to clean up laboratory spills and shall not be requested to clean up chemical, mercury, radioactive, or biohazard spills.


Hazardous Materials Spill Procedures

Hazardous Materials

Spill Response Procedures

Environmental Release

Environmental Release Standard

Radioactive Materials

See Radioactive Spills and Decontamination Procedures in Radiation and Procedures Manual

If you are unsure of the type of spill, contact Campus Security at 403.220.5333.