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Chemical Spill Legislation- When & How To Report A Chemical Spill?

January 18, 2018

A foreword to chemical spill…

Uncontrolled release of a hazardous chemical, either as a solid, liquid or a gas is referred as a chemical spill. Chemical spills may occur in a variety of workplaces, such as research & teaching laboratories, factories, facilities operations etc.

Dealing with chemical spills may vary with the type and volume of chemical involved. For example, spills in laboratories usually involve small volumes of a potentially large number of chemicals.
Despite the type or volume of hazardous chemical involved, all worksites must develop good handling procedures to reduce the potential for spills and should have a spill management protocol for responding to chemical spills.

Any person or organization responsible for a release or spill is required to report it to the authority when the amount reaches a federally-determined limit.

Information needed when making a report of a spill:

When making a report of a spill complaint, be prepared to provide the following information:

  • The date and time of the spill.
  • Type and volume of the material spilled.
  • The exact location of the spill, including the details such as the name of waters. involved and any other media affected by the spill.
  • The source of the spill.
  • The time duration of the event.
  • The details of the party in charge of operations.
  • The extent of injuries, if any.
  • The precautions are taken to minimize impacts, including evacuation measures.
  • Possible hazards to the environment.

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