to contain and clean up
Store materials properly to prevent
DON'T: Leave the waste container open except
4. REPORT THE SPILL. Check your SOP for
when you fill or empty it.
reporting procedures. Usually this means to notify your
supervisor. However, if your supervisor isn't handy and
Keep in touch with your local
it's a real emergency situation, call the installation
environmental people for other ways to reduce
5. KNOW WHO TO
SECTION IX. HANDLING SPILLS
Make sure you
9-1. Spills Happen. We all get upset about a big spill
know whom to call with
like when an oil tanker springs a leak. But even a small
questions about hazardous
spill causes big trouble. If oil--for instance--leaks onto
waste or materials. Make
the ground, it can seep down into the water table and
out a list with POCs and
contaminate the water.
post it. The primary POC
usually is your local
9-2. Handling Spills. When an accidental spill occurs
contain it and then clean it up immediately.
SECTION X. TRAINING
Be prepared for accidental spills. Make sure
your unit has a spill plan that lists emergency telephone
10-1. Training. It's important that every one involved
in handling hazardous materials or waste gets special
training in this area.
Here are five things to remember when a spill
In fact, OSHA hazardous communication
standard 29 CFR 1910.1200 requires that all persons be
advised of all hazardous chemicals in the workplace.
1. PROTECT YOURSELF. Know where protective
Supervisors are responsible in providing information to
equipment is kept, whether it has been properly cleaned
their employees about the chemicals to which they are
and maintained and how to use it.
2. STOP THE FLOW, if possible. If the spill is out
10-2. Training Video Available. There's a training
of your control, evacuate the area and call the
video available on handling and controlling hazardous
installation spill response team and let them handle the
materials and waste in the motor pool.
You can get it by requesting it from your training
and audiovisual people. The name of the video is
3. CONTAIN THE
"Every Little Bit Hurts". The training people will order
SPILL. Floor dry (floor
this video using PIN 709223DA.
sweep) material, NSN
10-3. Local Training Plan. A local training program
most effective material
must be in place to describe the plan, how