Chemical spills can occur on campus at any time and have the potential to cause harmful effects.
If there is any risk to your health or safety, evacuate the area and contact both UB Police and UB Environment, Health and Safety (UB EH&S); do not attempt to stop or contain the spill yourself.
- When a chemical spill occurs, first evacuate yourself and others from the area.
- Determine the size of the spill.
- If the spill is greater than 1 liter of liquid, it is considered a large spill. You must report it to both UB Police and UB EH&S and they will advise you how to proceed.
- If the spill is less than 1 liter of liquid, it is considered a small spill. In this case trained lab personnel can handle the cleanup using a lab spill kit.