Always wear nitrile gloves during a chemical spill cleanup.
Very Small chemical spills less than 100 mL can be wiped up with paper towels. 
Biology Department - If the material spilled is a biohazard, any materials used during cleanup must be autoclaved before disposal. Call 920.379.7995 to report spill.
Chemistry Department
1 Liter or 2 Liter spills  
use spill absorbant material (Tidy Cats)container located in each fume hood and chemical store room. and contact the 
Environmental Health and Safety Specialist - Mark Musser 920.379.7995 (cell) for a container to place the used absorbant in.
Label the container with a tag stating the name of the chemical cleaned up.                                             
Leaks, Spills, and Releases to the Environment
Call 911 and state the type of emergency
Provide as much detailed information as possible (e.g. location, type, amount, or volume)
Examples: Spill of hazardous substance (Flammable, Corrosive, Toxic, Reactive) spills over 5 gallons
Cylinder leak releasing fumes and vapors
Large spill of substance that is not contained and is threatening the water supply
Natural gas leak, fumes, vapors
Leak from used Cooking Oil container (see *Sanimax note)
Steps to take after calling emergency services at 911
1. Persons should be evacuated from the affected area at once.
2. Close doors to seal off the contaminated area to prevent further contamination until the arrival of a trained responder.
3. Persons who may have been contaminated should seek medical attention immediately.
4.    Call Campus Security - 920.923.8950
5.    Environmental Health and Safety Specialist - Mark Musser 920.379.7995 (cell)


Small spills of cleaning supplies can ususally be cleaned up with a paper towel.​


*Sanimax note: The Sanimax container for used cooking oil has a maximum capacity of 250 gallons. Office hours are from 8:00am to 4:30pm. For Leaks call 608.846.5466, they have spill kits located on their truck - mats and foam that are used to contain leaks. The unit is emptied every 12 weeks (the last pickup was about 225 gallons or 1,800 lbs.).
(Any hazardous substance spill over 5 gallons)