Spill Response Training



Users of hazardous materials need to be aware of the hazards of the materials they are working with and how to respond to a spill. In most cases, users can safely clean up a spill themselves using a spill kit, but some circumstances require additional measures such as evacuation of a lab or specialized equipment and PPE. This module will discuss how to determine if you should clean up a spill yourself, and how to do so using a basic spill kit. Additional training may be required for specific hazards (e.g. hydrofluoric acid, mercury, radioactivity, and biohazards).

Learning Objectives

  • Know how to respond to chemical spills, including
    • How to prevent spills
    • Roles and responsibilities in a spill
    • How to determine if you should clean up a spill yourself
    • Contents of a spill kit
    • How to safely clean up a minor chemical spill
    • What to do if you can’t handle a spill by yourself


Office of Risk Management - Environmental Management
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French version
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  • University of Ottawa's employee
  • Student
Your request must be approved by a supervisor.
2 hours
Delivery mode
In class
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