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Minor Spills of Hazardous Materials

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Minor Spills

Radiation Spills

Biological (BSL 1&2) Spills

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Spill Definitions

A minor spill is defined as an event that can be handled safely without the assistance of EHSO or emergency response personnel.


A major spill is defined as an event that cannot be handled safely without the assistance of EHSO or emergency response personnel, including all events where a person is injured or contaminated.

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Minor Spills

For assistance and advice call Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) at 404.727.5922.

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Additional Spill Specific Advice

Radiation Spills Minor

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Biological (BSL 1&2) Spills Minor

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BSL 3 Laboratories

Download the Minor Hazardous Materials card (PDF 40.4KB)