How to Handle Hazardous Chemical Spill

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: What is the safe way to do in case of chemical leak, what are the guidelines for flammable and combustible substance spill, how to properly clean up hazardous spill, what is the importance of hazard communication program, how to minimize hazardous contamination, how to properly dispose hazardous waste.

Video Transcript

Sometimes a release can be controlled by riding an overturned container or rotating it so its stop leaking. In some cases, responders will remove the leaking container or seal it into a protective container. In many cases, your best action is to keep the situation from getting worst. If the substance is flammable remove sparks and heat sources by cutting off electrical power and control smoking and machinery that could spark. If the release occur in a confined space stay out of the area only specially trained teams are allowed to enter a confined space to perform a rescue or control a release. If a release substance is a liquid try blocking the flow so it won’t enter a water ways. Cover or close nearby drains and manholes, dig a pit and create dikes to direct the flow to the pit and use materials that won’t react with it. Dikes can also be use indoors synthetic absorbent in soak or pillow form are the easiest to use. Absorbent can also be used to soak up spills for later recovery or disposal, different absorbents work best for different materials so be sure to check the MSDS to know what to use.