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October 2003
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2004-101

Safety Checklist Program for Schools

Emergency Action Plan (Template)

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Chemical Spill

The following are the locations of:

Spill Containment and Security Equipment:___________________________

Personal Protective Equipment

(PPE):_________________________________________________________

MSDS:_________________________________________________________

When a Large Chemical Spill has occurred:

  • Immediately notify the designated official and Emergency Coordinator.
  • Contain the spill with available equipment (e.g., pads, booms, absorbent powder, etc.).
  • Secure the area and alert other site personnel.
  • Do not attempt to clean the spill unless trained to do so.
  • Attend to injured personnel and call the medical emergency number, if required.
  • Call a local spill cleanup company or the Fire Department (if arrangement has been made) to perform a large chemical (e.g., mercury) spill cleanup.

    Name of Spill Cleanup Company:______________________________

    Phone Number:_____________________________________________

  • Evacuate building as necessary

When a Small Chemical Spill has occurred:

  • Notify the Emergency Coordinator and/or supervisor (select one).
  • If toxic fumes are present, secure the area (with caution tapes or cones) to prevent other personnel from entering.
  • Deal with the spill in accordance with the instructions described in the MSDS.
  • Small spills must be handled in a safe manner, while wearing the proper PPE.
  • Review the general spill cleanup procedures.

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