EMERGENCY RESPONSE

BIOHAZARD SPILL IN THE LABORATORY

1. Biohazard Spills Inside a Biological Safety Cabinet
2. Biohazard Spills Outside a Biological Safety Cabinet
3. Large Spill of Biosafety Level 2 Material (>500 ml)
3. Personal Contamination
4. Decontamination and Clean Up of Blood (Biohazard) Spills

Spills and Preparing for Them

  Spills Inside a Biological Safety Cabinet

Spills Outside of a Biological Safety Cabinet

Small Spill (Spills that can be covered by a few paper towels)

Large Spill of Biosafety Level 2 Material (>500ml)

Personal Contamination

If anyone is unsure of what personal protective equipment to use or how to clean a spill, talk to your supervisor or call the Environmental Health and Radiation Safety (EHRS) Department. (X8925, X8843 or X3141)

A Laboratory Incident Report must be completed and forwarded to EHRS.

Information on Chemical Personal Contamination.

Information on chemical spills.

Information on radioactive spills.

Decontamination and Clean up of Blood Spills


University of the Sciences in Philadelphia • 600 South Forty-third Street • Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495 • phone: 215-596-8800 • email: safety@usp.edu