In the event of a spill:
- Alert all persons nearby.
- If you have spilled a small amount and know that the biological agent is of minimal hazard and you can clean it up, do so. Label and package according to the biohazardous waste guidelines. Otherwise,
- Evacuate the area and close the door to the laboratory facility. If flammables are spilled and your safety is assured, turn off any ignition devices.
- For advice and/or assistance, please contact EH&S at: 545-2682 (on weekends, and after 5pm, contact UMass Police at 9-1-1 and say you are at UMass/Amherst campus). Be prepared to provide the identity, amount, and location of the spill, as well as your location and a phone number where you can be reached (not your lab phone, since you should not remain in the lab after a spill).
Go to Biological Safety Manual