Spill Control

Spill control kits should be clearly labeled, adequately stocked and stored near chemical storage. At least one complete spill containment kit is necessary to facilitate clean up of spills. The kit typically includes gloves, brooms, shovels, absorbents (such as booms, pigs or sand), and waste disposal containers. Spills should be cleaned up using dry clean up methods: apply absorbent, sweep up, and dispose of properly.

Improper Spill Clean Up


Oily rags and dry absorbent left on ground. Spill was not swept up or properly disposed.

Proper Spill Kit

Spill kits should contain, at a minimum, dry aborbent materials (kitty litter, pads), broom, dust pan, and garbage bags with ties.