Spill Kit



Department of Safety and Environmental Compliance


General Purpose Spill Kit for Laboratories Using Chemicals

  • Plastic bucket with sealable lid
  • Plastic dustpan and brush
  • Heavy gauge polyethylene bags with closure (twist ties, cable ties, etc.)
  • Chemical resistant gloves (nitrile, at minimum)
  • Safety goggles or face shield
  • Splash-proof coverall or apron and shoe protector
  • Inert absorbent materials-kitty litter, vermiculite, etc.
  • Paper towels or rags
  • pH indicator paper
  • Neutralizing agents for acid such as sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) or sodium carbonate (soda ash)
  • Neutralizing agents for bases such as boric acid or citric acid
  • Absorbents for mercury, acids, alkalis, formaldehyde and solvents are commercially available