When it comes to hazardous spills, it is essential to take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of everyone involved. To help you out, here is a comprehensive guide on how to clean up hazardous spills. The first step is to prevent the spread of dust and fumes. This can be done by using appropriate ventilation and wearing personal protective equipment.
It is also important to neutralize acids and bases, if possible, as this will help control the dispersion of the liquid. Once the hazardous material has been contained, it is time to decontaminate the affected area and equipment. To do this safely, it is recommended to use the Buddy system and not work alone. Everyone should also be wearing the necessary protective gear.
Finally, make sure that all cleaning waste is collected and disposed of properly. If the hazardous drug is not a chemotherapy drug or is not listed in the hazardous drug kits, place the knotted bag with the spilled waste directly in a container hazardous to biological health (WITHOUT labels). It is important to note that hazardous drug spills do not need to be reported to the Office of Occupational and Environmental Safety (OESO) unless hazardous waste collection is required.