Anyone storing, mixing or loading potentially hazardous chemicals should treat all leaks, spills, and fires as emergencies and be prepared to respond to these emergencies promptly and correctly. The following should already be in place in case of an unintended release: an emergency plan, spill kit, and first aid kit. Staff should be trained ahead of time in the proper procedures to ensure an effective response. Specific requirements for unintended releases of pesticides are covered in the “Pesticide Management” section.
Best Management Practices
- Be prepared prior to any accidental release of chemicals.
- Clean up small spills as quickly as possible. For help cleaning up larger spills, contact CHEMTREC (800-424-9300).
- In the event of a spill, contact the MDE Emergency Response Division (866-633-4686) and the National Response Center (800-424-8802) to determine if the amount constitutes a reportable quantity.