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Biohazard Spill Kit

Written by Nicholas Kamuda
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In general, a good biohazard spill kit must contain everything that would be used to clean, remove, and disposed of spilled materials of any kind. The kit must be located in an area that is immediately accessible from potential spill sites, and it helps if the path to the kit from the potential spill site is as unobstructed and free of debris as possible. Having all of the spill handling materials readily available helps to speed not only spill handling procedures, but OSHA checkups as well.

Biohazard spill kits are meant to be all-inclusive packages; any product that is used for handling spill should be included. Different applications require different spill control products, and different handling procedures. All spills should be treated with caution, though, and handled as safely and quickly as is possible.

Common Biohazard Spill Kit Equipment

The number and kind of products that are included in a spill kit varies, but some equipment is common to almost all kits. Nitrile gloves, antimicrobial hand wipes, waste disposal bags, and some kind of absorbent product are included in almost all spill kits. Safety goggles and some kind of splash protection, such as an apron or coverall, are also common, as are hazmat labels, MSDSs, and spill report forms.

Some deluxe or specialty biohazard spill kits may also contain facemasks and protective boots, as well as sharps containers. Sharps containers are tough packages for the disposal of needles, broken glass, and other broken physical material that may be contaminated. They are ideal for hospital and clinic use, as well as use in schools, stores, auto shops, and laboratories.


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