Hazardous spills can occur anywhere on campus and must be cleaned up immediately in an appropriate and safe manner, to prevent serious environmental and health effects. The University of Windsor's Chemical Control Centre has developed a Hazardous Materials Spill Response Manual that you can follow to determine the best method of cleanup. All spills must be reported to the CCC using a Spill Incident Report form within 24 hours of the incident. If you are unsure how to clean up a spill or it is too large for you to handle on your own contact the CCC at (519) 253-3000 ext.3519 for assistance. For after hour spills please call Campus Police at (519) 253-3000 ext. 911.
Spill kits available for purchase; it is advised that your laboratory should be equipped with the appropriate spill kit for all hazardous present in your laboratory. Suggested items that should be present in your spill kit can be found in the links below. If you require refills of any of the materials in your spill kit please submit the request form to the CCC. If the incident is reported within 24hrs of the spill the CCC will replace all materials used to clean up the spill free of charge.
Chemical Spill Kit
- Suggested Kit Contents
- Replenish Request Form
- Chemical Spill Procedures (.pdf)
Biological Spill Kit
Radiation Spill Kit
Note: More specific Spill Kits are also avaliable from the CCC, upon request. These include, Mercury Spill Kits, and Hydrofluoric Acid Spill Kits.