Chemical Spill Kit

The Chemical Spill Kit is distributed by Environmental Health and Safety and contains two absorbent gray pads, as well as nitrile gloves, Ziploc bags, waste tags and instructions for use. The kit must be kept full and in clear view at all times, and all laboratory workers must be trained in its proper use. To request a kit please email

There are several things to consider when deciding if a lab worker can handle a chemical spill cleanup themselves:

1.    Their knowledge of the hazards of chemical spilled.

2.    The percentage of the chemical in the solution spilled.

3.    The amount of the chemical spill.

4.    Whether they have been properly trained to clean up the spill

Contact UVM Police at 9-1-1 if immediate assistance is needed.

If immediate assistance is not required, and the laboratory worker does not feel confident in their ability to safely clean up the spill, call UVM Service Operations (SOS) at 6-2560 and press #1 to speak to a dispatcher.  SOS can contact Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) immediately.

Emergency responders rely on lab workers' knowledge of the hazards present at the spill. Please be available to responders to provide as much information as possible to make the cleanup process go smoothly.