Did any of the spill get on your skin or clothing? Sometimes adding water is the worst thing you can do.
Depending on the chemical spilled, we might just have a mess to clean up or we might have a very dangerous situation.
The most potentially dangerous chemicals used in our lab are corrosive acids and bases. Even though you will normally be using chemicals that have been diluted, you should always treat acids and bases with care.
Spill Pillows to absorb large amounts of chemicals are stored in the chemical cart, if needed.
Elbow-length, chemical-resistant gloves to use during clean up are stored in the chemical cart, if needed.
Glass breakage often occurs along with chemical spills. If that happens, follow those safety precautions too.