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DOE-EM-STD-5503-94
Absorbent materials, (e.g., pads, booms, powders);
Salvage containers (e.g., overpack drums);
Bermed, lined pads;
Concrete pad and dike;
Inflatable containment (e.g., "kiddie" pools, bladders); and
Associated equipment (e.g., pumps, hoses, shovels, hoists).
Procedures should be developed to properly maintained and replace, as necessary, all spill
containment equipment and fixtures.
14.3. REPORTING AND INITIAL PERSONNEL SAFETY
Upon discovery of a hazardous substance spill, personnel should be instructed to:
Immediately summon help by notifying the Field Team Leader, the Site Safety and
Health Officer (SSHO), and/or the Project Manager;
Take action to ensure the safety of nearby personnel;
Proceed to a safe location;
If anyone is seriously injured, immediately contact emergency medical services; and
Keep unauthorized personnel out of the area.
14.4. INITIAL SPILL ACTION
Factors that limit the employee's response at the site of a spill are:
Level of training,
Personal safety,
Available personal protective equipment (PPE), and
Knowledge of the substance.
Employees should limit their actions to:
Shutting off equipment or pumps,
Closing valves,
Blocking drains within the path of the spill, and
Using spill kit materials to dam or impede the flow of the spill.
Unauthorized persons should be excluded from the area.
14.5. SPILL RESPONSE EVALUATION
The identity and hazards of the spilled material should be determined before decisions regarding
spill containment and control are made. The SSHO or Project Manager should evaluate the
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