System for applying powdered gelling agents to spilled hazardous materials
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Published by Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, for sale by the National Technical Information Service in Cincinnati, Ohio, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Hazardous substances

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Statementby J. G. Michalovic ... [et al.]
SeriesEnvironmental protection technology series ; EPA-600/2-78-145
ContributionsMichalovic, J. G, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory (Cincinnati, Ohio)
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 21 p. :
Number of Pages21
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14184472M

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The invention concerns a gelling material (10) for gelling aqueous fluids, medical wastes containing aqueous fluids, body fluids collected by suction in body fluid suction equipment. The gelling material (10) comprises a water-absorbent composed of a water-absorbing resin (3) in the form of powders or granules, the water-absorbent being wrapped in water-disintegrating paper (1) or a water. Any drug spill during patient treatment should be documented in the Safety Reporting System. About these instructions and when they should be used: These instructions are provided with hazardous drugs spill kits so that, whenever possible, spills of LIQUID hazardous drugs can be handled by employees in the area of the spill. If you have not been trained to use a particulate respirator, DO NOT attempt to clean up a spill of dry chemotherapy or other powdered hazardous drugs yourself. Instead: Alert nearby persons about the spill. Clear the area. Call to initiate OESO Chemical Spill Response. Place warning signs on the door to the room where the spill occurred. for responding to a hazardous material spill • Employees will receive department-specific spill management training about the hazardous products or chemicals used in that department/unit • Training for managing spills of hazardous drugs, as defined by JHS Administrative Policy #, is provided/available for.