SOP for handling of spillage in laboratory
1.0 OBJECTIVE :
- To describe a procedure for handling the spillages in the laboratory to make laboratory neat and clean.
2.0 SCOPE :
- This procedure is applicable to chemical laboratory & Instrument laboratories in Quality Control Department.
3.0 RESPONSIBILITY :
- Sweeper under guidance of laboratory assistant.
- Chemist or above of Quality Control Department
5.0 PROCEDURE :
5.1 Make aware to the personnel working in the laboratory to handle the solvents & chemicals carefully so that one can avoid spillages & accidents arising due to spillages
5.2 On spillages immediately inform to all persons in the laboratory to take care and to the sweeper to clean the spillage.
5.3 If the spillage occurs due to liquid like acid or solvent, add sufficient quantity of absorbent silica and let it stand for few minutes, collect the material using hand gloves in plastic bag.
5.4 For spillage of solids, remove and discard in the dust bin and then clean the area.
5.5 For spillage of organic solvents, inform the sweeper to put on the goggles and mask during cleaning.
5.6 For spillage of liquids like alkali add sufficient quantity of water to dilute it, mop with dry cloth finally wipe with wet cloth.
5.7 While cleaning the area where spillage of poisonous & hazardous chemicals, take precaution as per MSDS of respective chemical.
5.8 For water spillage, only mop with dry cloth.
|Material Safety Data Sheet
8.0 SOP REFERENCES
END OF THE SOP