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1. CENTRIFUGE SAFETY
WHEN HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SPILL, WHAT SHOULD WE DO? 2. Hazardous Material Spill/Exposure
Turn off centrifuge immediately.
Keep centrifuge cover closed for at least 30 minutes to reduce aerosolization of hazardous material.
Follow spill, exposure, and incident reporting instructions.
For chemicals see here.
For biohazardous materials see the Biosafety Manual.
For radioactive materials: call the Health Physics Program
Conduct rotor or safety cup/bucket cleanup in nearest biosafety cabinet or fumehood, depending on hazard.
Use tongs or forceps to avoid contact with sharp-edged debris.
Avoid alkaline cleaners for aluminum centrifuge components.
Avoid abrasive wire brushes for cleaning.
4. How do I dispose of this?
For biohazardous materials, clean/disinfect centrifuge and remove/cross out biohazard sticker. Attach note on centrifuge describing what has been done.
For radioactive materials, request radiation safety survey and signage before disposal of centrifuge.