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(Please refer to Spill Policy Attachment.)
All spills of unknown materials should be treated as a hazardous chemical spill.

  • Call the SUPD at (617)573-8111 or 8333.
  • Contact the Office of Environmental Health & Safety at (617) 570-4849 or (617)573-8628
  • OEHS will be responsible for contacting the Boston Fire Department and/or Clean Harbors
  • Remove any affected personnel from the area
  • Attend to injured personnel
  • Contain the spill and alert others in the immediate area
  • NOTICE: Do not attempt to clean up a mercury spill. Call the Office of Environmental Health & Safety at (617) 570-4849 or (617)573-8628 and then contact SUPD at (617)573-8111 or 8333


6.1.1 Chemical Spill on the Body


  • Remove all contaminated clothing
  • Flood exposed area with running water from faucet or safety shower for at least 15 minutes
  • Obtain medical attention by calling SUPD at (617)573-8111 or 8333
  • Report incident to supervisor, laboratory instructor, and to the Office of Environmental Health & Safety at (617) 570-4849 or (617)573-8628


6.1.2 Chemical Splashed in the Eye


  • Immediately rinse eyeball and the inner surface of the eyelid with water continuously for 15 minutes. Forcibly hold eye open to ensure effective wash behind eyelids
  • Obtain medical attention by calling SUPD at (617)573-8111 or 8333
  • Report incident to supervisor, laboratory instructor and to the Office of Environmental Health & Safety at (617) 570-4849 or (617)573-8628



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