Minor clean-up procedure spills should be cleaned up immediately by trained personnel wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and using appropriate spill control media. Consult Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for information.
All persons in the lab should exit immediately and fire alarms should be activated to initiate building evacuation. Appropriate emergency personnel should be immediately notified. Any person exposed to the hazardous chemical(s) should receive immediate medical attention.
Unnecessary exposure to chemicals should be avoided. Develop and encourage safe work habits. Appropriate engineering controls should be used and appropriate PPE should be worn by anyone working with chemicals. Minor exposures to skin should be flushed with water. For more serious exposures the following actions are recommended:
Montana Poison Control 800-222-1222 https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/EMSTS/prevention/poison
Inhalation – Remove the affected person to fresh air. If breathing becomes difficult, seek medical attention.
Eye contact – Promptly flush eyes with water for prolonged period (at least 15 minutes) and seek medical attention
Skin contact – Promptly remove any contaminated clothing and flush the affected area with water for 15 minutes. If symptoms persist after washing, seek medical attention.
Ingestion – Consult MSDS for immediate steps to follow, and promptly seek medical attention.
All serious chemical exposures should be documented with an incident report, filled out by laboratory supervisor and, if possible, the affected person. This report will be filed with the Chairperson of the safety committee and the DCC administration.