It’s important to be prepared in the event that a spill occurs. Have a plan in place that outlines what you must do to prevent and respond to a spill. Keep a spill kit handy and fully stocked, ready for use. Use absorbent materials, like sand and kitty litter, for liquid spills. Any chemical spills, especially those happening outside, should be swept up immediately. Never hose down a spill area. Always report chemical spills to your local hazardous waste cleanup team.
Learn more about spill prevention and response in this brochure from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.